Are you possibly seeing the “Destination folder already exists” error in your WordPress website? Usually this error seems to occur during the installation of a theme or even a plugin which actually prevents you from completely finishing the whole installation process.
Which is why our article will further guide you on how to fix the “destination folder already exists error” in your WordPress website.
What causes the “Destination Folder already exists” error in WordPress?
As we mentioned, this error mostly occurs when you are trying to either install a WordPress theme or a plugin. WordPress has a tendency to extract your plugin or theme’s zip document proper right into a folder which is known as after the folder.
In case a folder with the precise equal call does exist, then WordPress might immediately up abort the set up with the mistake message “ Destination Folder Already Exists”.
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The first step that you should take is visiting your themes or even plugins pave to check if you may possibly already installed it on your WordPress website.
If by any chance, it is not actually installed, there can be two meanings to this:
1. There was possibly a previous attempt of deleting the plugin or theme which didn’t really succeed which further left the plugin/ theme folder behind.
2. There was a previous installation attempt which was interrupted in between and ended up leaving an empty destination folder.
Either way, there is obviously a folder with the exact same name as the plugin or theme which you are attempting to install. This specific folder is the thing that keeps interrupting the installation.
Now, on that note, let’s check out how you can easily solve the error “Destination folder already exists.” in WordPress.
How Can You Fix the Error “Destination folder already exists.” in WordPress?
- Connect to your WordPress website by utilising a CPanel File Manager.
- Go to your File Manager.
- Now, you have to navigate to your WordPress Installation folder (Public_html)
- Go further and look for a file named WP Content.
- Tap on the subfolder inside it which is Themes.
- You’ll see a folder with the same name of the theme that you’re trying to upload
- Go to that exact folder and then right click on it, and then click Delete.
- As soon as you delete this file, you can go and try uploading the same theme again.
As long as you managed to follow all the above mentioned steps carefully, you must have successfully fixed the error “:Destination Folder Already Exists” in your WordPress website. We hope our article properly guided you with all the steps.
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