Thank you to the people who left comments to my post yesterday, I have drupal up and running. I have what seems to be a really common thing-- my "files" directory is not writable. Now, I've been reading about this all day, so I have a basic idea of what's going on. I know I need to change my permissions to 755, but the problem is that I'm so new to this that I really don't quite know how to do that correctly. I have very little experience using the command prompt.
My drupal is located in:
and I made the directory "files" inside of that, so:
So. I need to make the files directory writable. I typed into my command prompt:
chmod 755 /Applications/xampp/htdocs/drupal/files
and nothing happened. Any suggestions? Remember, I'm reaaaally new with this, so you'd have to take me step by step. Thanks in advance.