Have successfully created backup of Joomla 1.5.18 site with SMF & Coppermine subdirectories in 3 parts to get round webhosting 200MB file upload limit. Have transferred backup files via FTP (binary mode) to empty subdirectory of a different domain and server (same hosting company) Attempting to restore - Kickstart appears to run correctly, producing expected list of files & directories. I then CHMOD 777 Installation directory (including all subdirecoties & files) using Ipswitch WS-Pro & confirmed change was fully applied.
Transferring to Installation process gives immediate error "A file permissions error has occurred. Please check the permissions on the script and the directory it is in and try again."
I assume this refers to /subdirectory/installation/index.php which is set to 777. .htaccess for transferred site has been changed automatically to htaccess.bak. Have spent some time now re-reading documentation & forums - would appreciate your advice on what needs to be done!