Trying to upload images and get the following error

Upload failed for "filename". The error message was "Error uploading the file: The folder "/var/www/html/imgs/logos/" is not writable"

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On the server, check:

  • if the folder exists?
  • Check the folder permissions are set to 777 (could probably reduce to 755)

Within Craft:

In: Settings > Assets > Asset Sources - make sure File System Path and URL fields, have no leading forward slashes e.g.

  • Thanks for the fast response. The folder exist and craft asset settings are correct. Where do I change file permissions?
    – Devin
    Feb 19, 2016 at 20:15
  • Of course. From within your FTP client, you should be able to right click on the folder and choose "file permissions". Normally you could tick some checkboxes or just type the chmod numbers e.g. 777
    – Matt P
    Feb 19, 2016 at 20:25
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    Changed permissions in FTP client. Still getting the same error.
    – Devin
    Feb 19, 2016 at 22:41

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