Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable – WordPress upgrade error

Recently, I faced an error while upgrading one of my WordPress blogs. I never encoutered such error in my other blog. After researching on this issue, I found it was a bug the blogs which were running on IIS.

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If your WordPress blog is hosted on Windows server, you may receive the following error and it may prevent automatic WordPress upgrade:

Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable

To resolve this, you have following options:

[1] Manually install the Hotfix plugin. You can download it from the following URL:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hotfix/

[2] Add the following to your wp-config.php. Remove it once you complete the upgrade:

define( ‘WP_TEMP_DIR’, ABSPATH . ‘wp-content/’ );

Kailash Aghera

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