How to Fix 'The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads' Error?

Sometimes while trying to upload new media/ images to your WordPress website, you can face the following error -

The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads" 

This error occurs only if you are using the default application pool in Windows VPS.

To resolve it, you need to follow the step listed below - 
 Error Message While Uploading Images In WordPress

1. Log in to your Windows VPS via RDP (Remote Desktop Access). 
This tutorial will guide you to connect to the Windows VPS Server using the RDP from different operating systems.

2. Click on Start and go to the wp-content folder of your WordPress installation.

Browse To WP-Content Folder

3. Right-click on the WP-Content folder and select Properties.

WP-Content Properties

In the 
Properties tab, select the Security option and click on Edit.

WP-Content Security

5. In the Permission for WP-Content tab, click on Add.

WP-Content Permissions

6. In the Select Users & Groups tab, click on Advanced.
This will open a new tab.

WP-Content Advance

7. In the new Select Users or Groups tab, click on Find Now.
It will display the list of users and groups.

WP-Content Users

8. In the search result field, select IIS_IUSRS and click OK.
It will display the selected user in Select Users and Groups tab.


9. Click on OK and then Apply in the permission tab.
This will apply all the permissions for the user.

WP-Content User List

10. Click OK to close all the opened tabs.

That's it…! 

By implementing these steps, you should be able to upload images to your WordPress site.


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