I'm getting the following error when trying to upload images on all of the upload directories. The directories are set to 777.

"Thumbnail could not be created for the image. Please make sure the thumbnail directory is writable."

If I create a new upload directory I get the same error but it's able to create the _thumbs folder.

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    Figured it out. Moved to a new server that was missing the GD2 image library.
    – MaplePixel
    Apr 5, 2013 at 3:00
  • Can you add your fix as an answer below?
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Jun 12, 2013 at 20:17

1 Answer 1


Are you 100% sure your Paths are correct in the file upload preferences?

You can check them at... CP Home > File Manager > File Upload Preferences > Edit File Upload Preferences

Also make sure to check who is the "owner" of the folder, it should be the same user that "runs" the php/apache.

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