How to resolve the file permissions error in Magento Connect Manager?

 

 

 

NOTE: If you do not have SSH access, or have any issues contact Simple Servers Support to get this issue solved.
 

 

Problem
When you go the Magento Connect Manager in your Admin Panel, you may get the following error message:

Error: Please check for sufficient write file permissions

Solution
Magento Connect requires write permissions to the Magento files in order to install new extensions or upgrade the software to a new version. You can change your file/folder permissions either thru your FTP Client (like FileZilla) OR via a SSH client (like Putty).

Go inside your Magento folder & change permissions of ALL FILES & FOLDERS RECURSIVELY to "777".

Here's how to do this via your SSH client. Log in to your SSH account and then execute the following commands:

  1. cd to magento install
  2. find . -type d -exec chmod 777 {} \;
  3. chmod 666 downloader/config.ini

You should now be able to access the Magento Connect Manager. When you have finished the installation/upgrade, you should reset the permissions by executing the following SSH commands:

  1. find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
  2. find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
  3. chmod o+w var media app/etc/use_cache.ser
NOTE: If you do not have SSH access, or have any issues contact Simple Servers Support to get this issue solved.

 

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