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Download failed. Destination directory for file streaming does not exist... (5 posts)

  1. Poul_Erik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After updating to wp 3.5 I Get this error, "Download failed. Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writeable."

    Strange, I get the error on my localhost and on my hosted solution after upgrading to wp 3.5.

    I have tested the permissions for folder wp-content it has full access.

    It seems that wp can't create a download folder - where will wp add that?

    Help needed....

    Poul Erik

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is a solution to this problem in the Master List (stuck to the top of the forum):

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/troubleshooting-wordpress-35-master-list?replies=4#post-3547427

  3. Skotter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok so i'm a newbie bear with me...My install is on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I'm getting the same error as Poul_Erik above, I also cannot update any themes..widgets..etc. I get the "Download failed. Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable." error.

    Does anyone know which account needs to have full permissions to the wp-content directory?

    Also where do I add the define( 'WP_TEMP_DIR' , ABSPATH . 'wp-content/' ); in the wp-config file? Can I just add it at the end?

    Any assistance would be great.

  4. Skotter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK one other thing of note, I have WordPress installed using IIS not Apache.

  5. mbentley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It does not really matter where in the wp-config you put it. Generally, people pick a place and stick to it so they know where to look. I find at the end is best since some things that I work with will take the last one that they loaded if there is a conflict.

    Sorry, I don't remember if wordpress will allow multiple definitions though. It is a bad idea to rely on anyways though.

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