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  • I install WP in my localhost using XAMPP ’cause i want to redisign my own theme. When i try to import the exported xml file (from the current site in my external server) i get this error:

    Sorry, there has been an error.
    Missing a temporary folder.

    What’s this really means and how to fix it ???.

    Thanks for any help.

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  • Please, anyone may help me ???

    Your operating system?

    Hello freeram, thanks for your answer. I’m using Leopard 10.5.7, XAMPP for Mac OS X 0.7.4 and WordPress 2.7.1.

    Still i’m getting the same error.

    I’m bumping this because I’m also having this error and I have to believe that someone out there has figured it out.

    My situation is slightly different as I’m running Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and have installed WordPress 2.9.2 on my system using XAMPP Control Panel v 0.3(19).

    As near a I can figure from my searches, I need to set the path of a temporary folder on my system. I’ve put folder “wwwtmp” in /home/user/ (whereas “user” is actually my login name) and have this line in my php.ini file:
    upload_tmp_dir = /home/user/wwwtmp/

    This seems to be the popular fix and I wonder if my syntax is off or I’m doing something slightly wrong in naming the path. Any help would be much appreciated!

    Ah. Figured out my problems. The path was wrong for starters. It should have been:
    upload_tmp_dir = /Users/user/wwwtmp/

    Second, I had to change the following folders to all access (everyone can read and write):

    Funny thing is, it still managed to create folders for 2008 and 2009. A smarter person might know how to change the permissions on all of those at once, but I did it one at a time. I think the path that I changed is the new path for Snow Leopard versus Leopard (I’ve only recently upgraded). Anyway, I hope that this helps someone else out in the future!

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