When I try to upload some images on cms->pages in wysiwyg redactor I get an error

The directory is not writable by server.

I have already explored this error caused because of media->wysiwyg folder is missing. If I create this folder all will be fine. But I wonder why this folder is missing after installation magento. Can someone explain?

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Are you sure you have set the correct permissions for the folders upon installation?

Quoted from the Magento installation guide:

Ensure that the directories app/etc , var , and media are writable by the web server.

When the media directory has the correct permissions, the wysiwyg folder should be created automatically and thus the problem should be solved.

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