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#38657 restore to wammp file error

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Latest post by damnsharp on Monday, 06 March 2023 07:12 CST


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Hi team,

I try to restore a site to a local Wampp installation.

Installation files are placed in D:\wamp\www\sun-solar


The error I get during site extraction is:

Could not open D:/wamp/www/sun-solar/wp-includes/D:\appdata\IIS\vhosts\\logs\php_errors\\php_error.log for writing.


OS: Windows 11

Wampp: 3.2.6 64 bit


Thanks for help in advance.

Akeeba Staff

Your live server had an unfortunately named file (D:\appdata\IIS\vhosts\\logs\php_errors\\php_error.log which is a valid name on Linux where the colon and the backslash have no special meaning).

The only way to extract this file is to check the “Ignore most errors” box in Kickstart (under Select An Extraction Method). This is the use case it's meant for.

Remember to clean up your live site from this kind of badly named files to make your life easier in the future.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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I understand Nicholas, thanks for reply.

Indeed it's working so problem solved. Great!

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