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Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53058

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When I try to copy a template so that I can edit it; when I type in a new name and click the save message; I get an error:

Unable to create directory "xxxxxx". Please check the directory permissions
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Re:Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53060

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You need to create the folder "upload" or give Limesurvey write permission.

If you copy a template to edit it, it will not be stored in the template folder anymore, but in upload/templates. This is new to limesurvey 1.9x I think.

Giving Limesurvey the permission to write in the upload folder should solve the problem.
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Re:Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53106

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Can you advise me where to create the upload directory?
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Re:Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53107

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Well, the upload directory should also be available, just in the limesurvey root, where you can also find folders like admin, classes, scripts, templates.

If the folder is not available, you'll need to create it and give limesurvey the rights to write into this folder.
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Re:Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53115

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limesurvey was given full permissions to the upload directory however i am still getting the error when i try to copy a template.
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Re:Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53116

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How did you give the permission? Try 777 in your FTP-Program for the respective folder, what happens?
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Re:Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53119

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it worked. i had to wait a while for it to take effect and the permissions are 777
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Re:Unable to create directory error 3 years 10 months ago #53162

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Re: Unable to create directory error 3 years 1 month ago #65162

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Hi,

Ok, I know this is a old post. But I have the same problem. But I still don't create and copy a template. Repertories (templates, tmp and upload) are all in 777. I have a terminal access without FTP.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Unable to create directory error 2 years 8 months ago #74708

I am also having the same problem. all of the directories required under Limesurvey were in chmod777 already :| and yet the template can not be copied nor can i create a new template. hope to hear from you soon! thanks! :]
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