Joomla permission error

asked Jan 17, 2013 in Website Builder by jomnew (2,180 points)
Hi all..
I am using Joomla 2.5.6 for my website. When I try to add a new article under content  from the top menu, I get the error : "You don't have permission to access/administrator/index.php on this server”
But if I select an existing article's check box, and select 'edit' I can edit the article normally. I can also open a new article using the right menu in the article manager page without any issues.
Does anyone why is this happening and how to fix it?

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answered Jan 17, 2013 by FixHost (12,380 points)
This is clearly a mistake in the permissions you given to your Joomla folder. There should not be any restrictions in the .htaccess file and the folders should be given  permission 755
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answered Jan 17, 2013 by JoomAp (5,660 points)
this could also be a problem in your .htaccess file. If you have a backup with the file, you can delete the current one and restore a previously backed up .htaccess file.