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  • Hi everyone,

    I’ve been trying to upload files into my site. However, I keep getting an error message like this:

    “DSC_0582.JPG” has failed to upload due to an error
    Unable to create directory D:\Hosting\8179568\html/wp-content/uploads/2011/08. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    If you don’t notice, the first part of the directory is to a local machine, and not the server’s. Oh, and case you’re wondering, that’s not my localhost backup location either.

    I tried looking for other answers in the forums, but all similar issues had answers for directories that at least were already server-based. Is there any way this can be resolved?

    Thanks a lot!

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  • Something with your permissions, check them.
    Local drive is connected with your hosting. What’s your host? My sites were never hosted at Windows servers so I don’t know whether this path is OK or not.

    Ctrl+C I use godaddy as my server. I think it may have to do with it being a free hosting service at this point, as the same warning came up with other CMS installations (tried Joomla, gave the same error). I’m just waiting to upgrade my hosting plan.

    Will keep everyone posted on updates after upgrading the hosting plan.


    If you are using a free hosting account at Go Daddy with WordPress (or Joomla! or Drupal or any other script that uses PHP) you are going to have issues; it’s stated in their help section. Basically, it has to do with the mechanism they use to insert the header and the ads in these free accounts. Been there, done that, saved what hair I have left and went to a paid account 🙂


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