The legacy wiki pages are here for reference purposes only.
For up-to-date information make sure to check the documentation section.

Sometimes it is useful to re-check folder permissions, for example, when you move a completed site to a production server, or if you change hosting.

How to check

If you don't delete the /install folder, you can check permissions by adding 

/install/default.aspx?installStep=validatePermissions 
or for 4.7+
/install/?installStep=filepermissions

after your base url.

For example.

Pre Umbraco 4.7

http://yourdomainname/install/default.aspx?installStep=validatePermissions 

Umbraco 4.7+

http://yourdomainname/install/?installStep=filepermissions

In umbraco 3 you get direct results, in umbraco 4 you must login first to display the results of the test.

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