How to Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress
One of my friends asked me how to fix the “Installation Failed, Destination Folder already exists error” in WordPress.
Are you also facing this type of error in your WordPress website?
Why does WordPress show Destination Folder Already Exists Error?
WordPress popup this error when you install a Theme or Plugin in WordPress and that folder already exists on your Website.
This error arises because
- You deleted the theme/plugin from your WordPress but the theme was not deleted entirely/correctly, and the folder remains in your backend.
- You tried to install the theme or plugin before, but it didn’t install correctly.
How to Solve the error Destination Folder already exists?
To solve this error, First login to Your Hosting Account
Hosting >> File Manager >> public_html >>wp_content >> plugins/themes
Then find the folder of the plugin or theme that you were installing while getting the “Destination Folder already exists” error, and delete that folder.
Now, go to WordPress Dashboard and install the theme or plugin. Now you can successfully install the theme/plugin.
In my case, my friend was getting this error while installing the wpforms plugin, and when I suggested him this process. He said that he was installed wpforms before. But due to some issues, the plugin has been deleted, and he was installing it again.
So, he has done all the steps I suggested here, and in the end, he successfully installed the wpforms plugin.
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