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why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:10 am
by frame
can anyone please help me figure this out?

i just put up my own joomla site on this free webhosting service for my personal account, and i can't do anything with it coz everything in my directory permissions are unwritebale except for session directory...

how can i change them to writeable???

thanks

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:31 pm
by memaphu
This question is already closed /fix.... find the answer below link.
http://forum.joomla.org.ph/index.php?f= ... topic#p176

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:17 am
by kimhuff
I am having the same problem but I was told file permissions shouldnt be set to 777 that this can open you up to security issues.

Kim

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:22 am
by yez
the link to the post that supposedly answers this question leads to the Joomla group in the Philippines and has nothing to do with this subject. a search on that site also returns nothing.

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:50 am
by tecno21
I have the same problem does anyone mind answering me or this thread is dead already? Please give me a hint in this.

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:28 pm
by Pixel-Pablo
Hello from first time Joomla! user and first time poster.

I am using Joomla! 1.5.15 on MAC OS X 10.4.11 .

I am using XAMPP 1.0.1 and trying to build my site localhost.

And when I log into the administrative backend of Joomla! and try to make any changes I cannot!

So I go to Help>System Info>Directory Permissions

and every single one of them says "Unwritable" !!

So what in the world am I supposed to do now? It seems like I've gotten a brand new car, but when I turn the key, nothing happens.

Please help, I am so stuck!

Sincerely,
Pixel-Pablo

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:35 pm
by pais
I have the same problem...

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:48 pm
by willkey
that's a dead link
memaphu wrote:This question is already closed /fix.... find the answer below link.
http://forum.joomla.org.ph/index.php?f= ... topic#p176

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:34 pm
by Linako
hi, i have the same problem... after migration to the new server.

anybody have any suggestion?

the link provided does not work....

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:40 pm
by Gersha
Same problem !!!

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:31 am
by guilliam
Gersha wrote:Same problem !!!
was the joomla install unpacked in the host or possible installed via cpanel?

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:11 am
by dadset
i have same erorr i install it from my plesk control panel in windows server

Re: why are all my directory permissions UNWRITEABLE???

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:54 am
by guilliam
dadset wrote:i have same erorr i install it from my plesk control panel in windows server
thats the problem when installed with plesk or Cpanel or was unzipped from the ftp.
a joomla install should be uploaded manually via ftp to avoid this issues.

this is because files and folder when installed via cpanel, plesk, etc or unzipped in the host will be owned by APACHE or NOONE. so if you log in via your ftp you cant change permissions because you dont own the file or folders.

- g