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I just installed XAMPP on Mac OSX.

When I tried to install a theme into a newly created WordPress site, I got this error:

Unable to create directory /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

Anyone know how to make a directory writable on Mac OSX? version 10.6

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Use sudo with Anne's answer if you are still having the problem (As evident from the comment). That should do the trick.

sudo chmod -R 777 /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/
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