The logs are located in the
storage directory. If you want your laravel to display a error for you rather than a cryptic 'Whoops' message, then you need to copy the
.env and also make sure your
APP_ENV=local is in there. It should then show you a very detailed error message.
This is happening as there is the field in
.env file named, APP_KEY, which seems blank now, so we need some random key for a variable.
Please follow below steps to get rid of your problem.
1) Copy your
.env.example to your
2) Now go to your root directory in a command prompt (If you are using the windows) or go to terminal (If you are using the MAC or LINUX) where you have installed your laravel project/files and run below command
php artisan key:generate
and after that run your project. It's all done.