Originally Posted by Chuck S
Yes ownership could be an issue
Obviously safe mode needs to be off. The actual data directory needs to exist and is probally your issue in that it does not exist
You should have a 25 directory under data set to 777 as well as its children directories of thumbs and large set to 777 as well
If you lost some directories you need to make sure these all exist under your data directory possibly recreating them manually. we are not going to auto create an existing categories directory that is only created when we create a category.
Bingo, thats it. I thought the directories would auto create. I manually created the dirs and all is well.