Support » Plugin: Slideshow » Slideshow v2.2.7 error installing (Could not copy file.)

  • Dear Forum members,

    Hear a newby to WP trying to install Slideshow plugin by Stefan Boonstra v2.2.7 getting an installation error. Searching in Google for any related errors, but all seem to refer to file permission issues (755, 777 etc). Not sure this is related to my problem however, hence asking the question in this forum.

    I’m trying to install the Slideshow plugin into my testwebsite (localhost) of Instant WordPress. Installing through Plugin – Add new – Slideshow – Install now generates message:

    Downloading install package from…

    Unpacking the package…

    Could not copy file. C:/Users/Admin1/…/Instant WordPress/InstantWP_4.3/iwpserver/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/slideshow-jquery-image-gallery.tmp/slideshow-jquery-image-gallery/classes/SlideshowPluginSlideshowSettingsHandler.php

    Deactivated all other plugins, did no changes to code etc.

    Anyone willing and able to get me out of trouble? Would like to test and play with this plugin before using it on my live website. Thanx in advance!

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  • Plugin Author Stefan Boonstra


    It’s very strange that the slideshow would not install on your local website, I don’t know what might cause this issue either.

    The simplest solution would be to download the slideshow from this location. You can then simply activate it through your admin’s plugins page.

    Hi Stefan,

    Thanks for your suggestion. Tried to upload the zipfile from the admin plugins page, but got another error similar message:

    Installing Plugin from uploaded file:
    Unpacking the package…

    Could not copy file. C:/Users/Admin1/…/Instant WordPress/InstantWP_4.3/iwpserver/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/slideshow-jquery-image-gallery/slideshow-jquery-image-gallery/style/SlideshowPluginGeneralSettings/general-settings.css

    It is a bit annoying, but I’ll try your plugin another time on my live website. Maybe I’ll do a re-installation of Instant WP altogether, but not for now. Will wait for the lightbox option to be released before I do. Thanks again!

    Anyone else by any chance familiar with this “Could not copy file”?error message?

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