Laravel 5.5 – Class Custom BaseController not found but exists

Laravel 5.5 Custom BaseController not found even though it exists. Have checked the other questions on StackOverflow regarding the BaseController not found but they are referring to the default BaseController which isn’t the same in mine case.

Here is my implementation


use IlluminateFoundationBusDispatchesJobs;
use IlluminateRoutingController as CheckController;
use IlluminateFoundationValidationValidatesRequests;
use IlluminateFoundationAuthAccessAuthorizesRequests;

class Controller extends CheckController
    use AuthorizesRequests, DispatchesJobs, ValidatesRequests;


Custom BaseController (BaseController.php)

use AppHttpControllersController;

class BaseController extends Controller

     * Setup the layout used by the controller.
     * @return void
    public $data = array();

    public function __construct()
        if (Sentinel::check()) {
            // User is not logged in, or is not activated
            $this->data['admin'] = Sentinel::getUser();

    protected function setupLayout()
        if (!is_null($this->layout)) {
            $this->layout = View::make($this->layout);


Extending a class named HomeCtontroller to Custom BaseController
class HomeController extends BaseController {

    protected $layout = 'master';

    public function main()


And then it gives the following error
Symfony  Component  Debug  Exception  FatalErrorException (E_UNKNOWN)
Class 'BaseController' not found

Would appreciate any sort of pointers.


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Method 1

I believe you haven’t included full namespaces.

Make sure in BaseController you have:

namespace AppHttpControllers;

and in HomeController make sure you are using:
use AppHttpControllersBaseController;

all those controllers should be located in app/Http/Controllers directory.

If you are sure you have valid directories and namespaces run composer dump-autoload in console

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