Getting error cant create file, or cant upload files when istalling plugins and modules

If you receive an error indicating that you cant create file/folder , when installing modules and plugins please follow the below steps to resolve this issue.

  1. Edit your configuration.php file
  2. edit the log and tmp variables to reflect the full path to your joomla site
  3. This would be c:\domains\"yourdomainname"\wwwroot\ of joomla is in your wwroot folder, if the joomla installation is in a subfolder add the subfolder name in as well ie "\new", "\joomla".
  4. goto help > system info > file permissions and make sure all folders are writable
  5. If they are all writable you should be able to install the modules/plugins now.


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