Have you managed to resolve this issue? I'm trying to run a development environment on a local Win2k pro machine running Apache as the localhost. All directories have been given every permission under the sun but a) I cannot upload pics (no such file or directory errors) and b) I cannot create an album - error is "cannot create/write to xxxx. Check permissions etc." The data subdirectory is actually created (eg 501, 502 etc) but photopost stops there with the cannot create/write error (even though all children of data have full control permissions). (The file path has also lost some slashes in the process as noted above; I get d:wwwphotopost/data/503 for example returned in the error message instead of d:/www/photopost/data/503). This is driving me crazy :-( Any ideas anyone?