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  • I am unable to upload graphic files to the media library , i get this message :Unable to create directory /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/uploads. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

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  • The error message basically tells you exactly what went wrong. The server tried to create a new folder to hold the uploaded graphic, but it wasn’t able to because the parent directory isn’t writable. So you’ll need to change the permissions on the parent directory to allow writes.

    Thank You dkotter for your fast response,much appreciated . I’m using mamp pro , it was working before i upgraded to WP 3.3.1,where/how do i change he permissions on the parent directory to allow writes.

    I don’t use MAMP Pro, just the normal MAMP. Typically you’ll just go to the folder, via the Finder, and then right click, View Info. A new window will open showing you the permissions.

    Doing a little research it looks like in MAMP Pro you can also go to the dashboard, click on Disk Location > Permissions. Not sure if that’s accurate though.

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