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Hi, I'm a newbie of php, I've installed xampp as localhost server and I've already installed osCommerce, the problem is there are several files need to be change their permissions. I don't know what is meant by changing file permissions.


After I install the osCommerice sucessfully. There is a warning message below show in the catalog:


"Warning: I am able to write to the configuration file: C:/Program Files/xampp/htdocs/catalog/includes/configure.php. This is a potential security risk - please set the right user permissions on this file."


I've tried several ways to change the so called "permissions" of the configure.php:


eg. create chmod.php file into directory: localhost/catalog/includes, and I typed http://localhost/catalog/includes/chmod.php into the IE browser and ENTER, but it shows:Access forbidden! Error 403


In the documentation, it said I should : " logging into your root server and running "chmod 777 configure.php"." I'm not sure how could I do this running?? what should I type in where???


Could anyone explain to me a little bit more in details, pls.? Thanks in advance.

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Ok, When i used explorer to FTP in to my site and change the permissions of the configure.php, i enabled it to write so that I could set up my SSL but had some problems changing it back to READ only.. 444 It would not take.. So I was required to go in through a Control Panel my server has to change the file permissions.. I suppose if you have a decent FTP client, you could change the permissions with that..



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