I am using XAMPP 5.6.15, Windows 10.
I am running wordpress 4.4 on localhost. I am trying to upload media and getting the following error:
“instagreen.png” has failed to upload. Unable to create directory D:/ProgramFiles/xampp/htdocs/wp-content/uploads/2015/12. Is its parent directory writable by the server?
I don't think its a file permission error. I ran chmod 777 on the directory recursively (I know this is a bad idea, but I had to double check whether permissions were really a problem).
Here are my file permissions:
drwxrwxrwx+ 1 Aseel None 0 Dec 17 13:44 wp-content
In fact, I changed the permissions for the entire ProgramFiles directory (bad idea again, I know).
I cannot seem to fix this problem. Any idea?