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Reset Magento File & Directory Permissions

How to reset the file and directory permissions for Magento back to default.

  • Applies To: All Services
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Software Required: Magento
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This article was last updated on November 4th, 2015

To reset the file and directory permissions for Magento back to their default and secure permissions, run the following commands from the directory where Magento is installed:

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
chmod +x mage

Notes / Supplemental Resources

If you're running Magento 1.4.x and earlier, change the word mage in the last command to pear.

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