Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress

Are you tired of getting the error “destination folder already exist” in WordPress? then don’t worry in this article we will resolve your this problem. Usually, this error will occur whenever you are wanted to install any theme and plugin on to your WordPress website, and just because of this error you can’t successfully finish your process. In the following article, you will observe how easily you can fix destination folder already exist error in WordPress.

Destination Folder Already Exist Error In WordPress Causes

Most people reported that whenever they are trying to install any WordPress theme in WordPress plugin they have to face destination folder already exist error in WordPress, just because of this error they can’t install WordPress theme and plugin. Whenever you will upload WordPress plugin and theme, WordPress will automatically extract that files within a new folder with the name of the plugin or theme, which you are going to install.

That’s why if the folder name already exists and you are going to install that plugin, again and again, it will give you destination folder already exist error in WordPress. Because WordPress can’t replace the existing folder with the uploading one.

In the following image, you can observe the same error when we are trying to upload WordPress plugin.

Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress

First of all, you have to visit themes for plugin page to verify that the relative plugin or theme which you are trying to upload is exist or not.

If your relatives WordPress theme and plugin does not exist and you are getting the same error again then there are two main factors which may cause.

  1. Attempting of deletion of WordPress plugin or theme is not successfully deleted or any folder still exists.
  2. Attempting of uploading is not successfully happening or it will get abort during the installation which will be left the folder name only.

In both conditions, folder exists with the name of plugin for WordPress theme which you are trying to upload. That’s why you are facing this error during installation.

Fix Destination Folder Already Exist Error In WordPress

First of all, you have to access the file manager from cPanel or with the help of FTP client.

After successfully getting the access to file manager you have to visit your plugin directory or theme directory depending on the condition that what are you trying to install and getting the error.

Now search the folder name on which behalf you are getting destination folder already exist error in WordPress. After searching the folder you just have to delete that. Now you don’t get any more this error.

Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress

To verify that this error is resolved you just have to visit admin area of your WordPress site and retry the installation of plugin and theme as you are Wanted.

Now we hope so you are able to install your desire WordPress plugin and theme without getting any error.

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