I would like to change the root folder name where my Craft install is currently at. for example: website.com/dev to website.com/draft1. When changing the folder name on my server and the site URL in the Craft admin settings to match, I get an error. What am I missing? Will I need to reinstall Craft from scratch under the new URL?
No need to go through the installation process again.
I assume that
/dev is a folder under your public html folder that Craft's public index.php file lives in.
So Craft's index.php lives in something like:
And what you want to do is change the site to live in:
If that's the case, you'd just need to move anything in the
public_html/dev folder over to
public_html/draft1 and update your
siteUrl. That's either been defined in your
craft/config/general.php file or under Settings->General in the control panel, depending on how your site is setup.
If you've defined any custom environment paths in
craft/config/general.php, they might need to be updated as well.