I’d double check what @afragen asked about – permissions of the folders within the wp-content folder.
A couple of other thoughts:
This is where I’m confused – I’ve never had that connection modal show up under Windows. That makes me think that there’s some sort of issue with this machine that’s making WordPress think it doesn’t have access to make changes to the files of this Local site.
I wonder if there’s something odd going on with the name of this site. In that screenshot of the file permissions, I see that the site is located at:
With that location, a couple of observations:
- This site is on a different partition (ie, not on the
- The site name has
localhost in it. I wouldn’t think this is an issue, but you never know with windows!
- The site name starts with an underscore. Again, I wouldn’t think this is an issue, but… windows!
As a test, can you try creating a new site on the
C:\\ partition and have it named something that doesn’t doesn’t start with an underscore AND doesn’t include
localhost in it?