I use magento 2 blank and when I trying to apply a new theme I see this message

Exception #0 (Magento\Framework\Exception\FileSystemException): Directory "D:/wamp64/www/magento-2/pub/static/_requirejs/frontend/" cannot be created Warning!mkdir(): Invalid argument


Giving full control (read/write/execute) to var and pub directory solved this issue for me.

sudo chmod -R 777 var pub

Or, you may also try running the command using sudo.

sudo php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Also, try clearing cache.

sudo rm -rf var/cache/* var/generation/*
  • Thanks but I can't use this command in windows sudo chmod -R 777 var pub – Kareem Sultan Jul 14 '17 at 9:18
  • You can install "Cygwin" and then use chmod -R 777 var – Nikunj Vadariya Jul 14 '17 at 11:37
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    DON'T change directory permissions to 777. If you have to do this, your server is wrongly configured. – simonthesorcerer Oct 13 '18 at 20:06
  • giving permission 777 is not a good solution – amit_game Nov 1 '19 at 5:04

This is permission issue. Kindly provide the necessary permissions to pub/ and var/ directories.

For more info, http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.1/config-guide/prod/prod_file-sys-perms.html

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