I'm developing on a Windows machine with Apache installed. I get the same error that many others have had with uploading, but I can't seem to resolve it. Changing the paths to forward slash does not solve the problem. Also, since I'm using apache (IIS isn't installed) I have no way to set permissions for 'IUSER'. I'm pretty sure I've set the permissions correctly - well, about as good as I can get under windows. Still I"m getting the same message:
"It doesn't look like you can use the file upload feature at this time because the directory you have specified ( C:/Program Files/Apache/htdocs/wordpress/images_2/) doesn't appear to be writable by WordPress. Check the permissions on the directory and for typos."
This is what I have:
'Destination Directory:' C:/Program Files/Apache/htdocs/wordpress/images_2/
'URI of this directory:' http://localhost/wordpress/images_2
I've tried all variations of paths and yet nothing seems to work! What am I doing wrong?