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#38662 Could not upload robots.txt.dist

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Environment Information

PHP version
8.1.12
CMS Type
Joomla!
CMS Version
4.2.5
Backup Tool Version
9.5.0
Kickstart version
7.1.2

Latest post by nicholas on Monday, 06 March 2023 00:54 CST

benw987

Installed xampp on windows 11. created user 'everyone' with all privileges on folder htdocs, copied jpa file and kickstart.php to folder.

Kickstart starts but stops with error "Could not upload robots.txt.dist"

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nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

> created user 'everyone' 

The Everyone user is a built-in. Do you mean you added that user to c:\xampp\htdocs? If so, did you remember to do it recursively (apply to all files and subfolders)? I suspect you didn't and you already had a Joomla installation in there the files for which were added by your local user. As a result PHP does not have adequate permissions to overwrite them which is why you are getting this error only after extracting the entire installation folder, i.e. as soon as you try to overwrite an existing file.

Delete all files and folders from inside c:\xampp\htdocs. This should leave that folder completely empty. Now check again that the Everyone built-in user has full privileges on that folder. Then retry the extraction and it will work.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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benw987

Thank you for looking into this.
Despite the security settings – everyone has β€˜full control’, the issue remains.

By copying the uncompressed site (filezilla) to my local machine – the htdocs folder,Β  kickstart carries on and updates the database. So I have a workaround, despite Microsoft.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

If I recall correctly, Windows Home had some issues with permissions. However, I have not used Windows as my main OS since 2010 and I have not used Windows Home since 2009 so what's going on with Windows 10/11 Home I can't possibly tell you.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·Greek: native πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§English: excellent πŸ‡«πŸ‡·French: basic β€’ πŸ• My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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