Upload failed due to failure writing temporary file.

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  • Mrdale96
    Senior Member
    • Feb 2005
    • 207
    • 4.2.X

    Upload failed due to failure writing temporary file.

    I'm receiving this error message for people trying to use a URL for their signature pictures and avatars - 'Upload failed due to failure writing temporary file.'

    I read 2 posts here at vbulletin to fix this problem (for 3.7 and older) but nothing is working for me, most likely because I'm a newb .

    I'm using a VPS and I checked the settings and PHP Safe Mode is set to "Do Not Change" and I tried to change it and it reverts back. I created a tmp folder where my index page for my entire site sits (in httpdocs), chmoded it to 777, when into AdminCP and turned on "safe mode Upload Enabled". then I checked to to do something with the Safe Mode Temporary Directory and it already had a /tmp path.

    Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?
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  • hiuuf
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    • Nov 2009
    • 4
    • 3.8.x

    hmm i have the same problem but i follow the same step and my error gone.

    Check again r u using /tmp path in admin pannel
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    • Steve Machol
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      • Jul 2000
      • 154488

      Enable phpinfo in the Admin CP, then provide the URL to your forums. This may help us troubleshoot this problem.

      Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Server Settings and Optimization Options -> Public phpinfo() Display Enabled
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      • steven s
        Senior Member
        • Jul 2004
        • 3722
        • 3.8.x

        I've run into this problem when running out of diskspace.
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