Learn how to fix ‘Destination folder is not writable or does not exists’ or ‘Upload HTTP Error’ error.

Learn how to fix Destination file or folder not writeable
Learn how to fix Destination file or folder not writeable

Sometimes whilst adding new product images you may exprience this error and some times it is not clear as to why this error has occurred. To fix this issue, do the following steps in order and it will resolve it:

  1. Go to your magento installation directory and open /lib/varien/file/uploader.php
  2. Search for function ‘public function save($destinationFolder, $newFileName = null)’ or ‘if (!is_writable($destinationFolder))’
  3. Copy $destinationFolder variable and append it to¬† ‘throw new Exception(‘Destination folder is not writable or does not exists.’)’ so it becomes ‘throw new Exception(‘Destination folder is not writable or does not exists.’.$destinationFolder);’
  4. Go back to your magento admin panel and try to upload the images again
  5. You will see the same error but this time the destination folder path will be shown too
  6. Copy the path, go to your FTP client or SSH and set the file permissions to 777 (it has to be 777 not 775)
  7. Once done, upload the file back to the server
  8. Logout from the Magento admin and login again
  9. Go to the product and this time the images will be uploaded


Learn how to locate your stolen or lost Android phone using Google search ‘Find My Phone’?

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our daily life and nobody can imagine a single day without having to use it. Google now let’s you find your phone via Google search.

According to a survey, there are more than 1 billion devices running on Android and with this number in mind, the number of devices lost everyday is increasing too. Therefore, considering this issue, Google has taken another step towards helping the mobile owners to find their phones using ‘Find my phone’ service.

To retreive the location of your phone, please do the following:

Open Google and make sure you sign in using the account linked to your Android device.

Type ‘Find my Phone’ in the search results and hit search.

The next step will prompt you to login again for security purposes.

Google Find my phone

Sign in again and in the next step Google will try to locate your phone


And there you go !!


Once you have located your phone, you can perform the following:

  • Ring your phone
  • Lock it
  • Erase data from it
Taken from Google photos



How to fix ‘Image file was not found’ problem in Magento?

Recently whilst working on one of my clients web store, I found an exception on the product, category and search result pages. It was too frustrating to suddenly get an exception when a moment ago everything was working fine. Normally, Magento adds its default Image placeholder if no product image is added to the products but sometimes it may not load the default placeholder because of the folder permission issue or a broken link.

However, after digging a lot, I came up with the following fix:

  1. Go to Magento admin panel > System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog >Product Image Placeholders and upload some Image Place Holders.
  2. Remove the cache
  3. Refresh the website using CTRL + F5 and you should be able to see the result.

Have a look on the following screenshot for reference:

Magento: Image file was not found
Magento: Image file was not found