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Your Magento folder does not have sufficient write permissions. 
 
rkorebrits
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Joined:  2011-12-17
 

Magento: 1.5.1.0

Hi there,

I’m trying to set-up Magento on my server, but I still haven’t succeeded in installing plugins. When I go to the /downloader/ folder, I get the message:

Warning: Your Magento folder does not have sufficient write permissions.
If you wish to proceed downloading Magento packages online, please set all Magento folders to have writable permission for the web server user (example: apache) or set up FTP Connection on the Magento Connect Manager Settings tab.

I have recursively changed the permissions of all the files and folders via FTP and set them to 777, but that didn’t work. Then I asked my webhoster to chmod everything as well, but still it throws the same error. When I look at the project in FTP, I see that all files and folders are correctly set-up to 777.

Why do I still get this message and what can I do?

In this particular case I’m trying to install the “LightSpeed eCommerce Connector” (http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/lightspeed-ecommerce-connector.html). Is there some other way I can install this plugin without the Magento connector?

 
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rkorebrits
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Hmm, figured it out. The webroot itself must also have write permissions. I don’t know why and frankly I find that ridiculous, but it’s working.

 
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