# Add file name column to media library

I've migrated hosts for a WordPress site, and a lot of my images have the same title.

I am trying to pinpoint one media file by the file name, but file name is not a column listed in Media Library.

I don't want to have to wade through dozens of images with the same title trying to find the problem file name, so I can find the correct URL to this image.

How can I add file name to the list of columns in Media Library?

I can't search the media library by file name either.

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You can also try my plugin, Media Library Assistant. It has a wide variety of features that help you find images, including the ability to add file name as a sortable column. wordpress.org/extend/plugins/media-library-assistant –  user27545 Feb 15 '13 at 21:00

Here you go, this code not only lists all filenames in Library but also allows you to sort them by name:

// Add the column
function filename_column( $cols ) {$cols["filename"] = "Filename";
return $cols; } // Display filenames function filename_value($column_name, $id ) {$meta = wp_get_attachment_metadata($id); echo substr( strrchr($meta['file'], '/' ), 1);
//Used a few PHP functions cause 'file' stores local url to file not filename
}

// Register the column as sortable & sort by name
function filename_column_sortable( $cols ) {$cols["filename"] = "name";

return $cols; } // Hook actions to admin_init function hook_new_media_columns() { add_filter( 'manage_media_columns', 'filename_column' ); add_action( 'manage_media_custom_column', 'filename_value', 10, 2 ); add_filter( 'manage_upload_sortable_columns', 'filename_column_sortable' ); } add_action( 'admin_init', 'hook_new_media_columns' );  - what file do I add this code to? – Steve Feb 2 '13 at 10:43 functions.php of course! :) – Bart Karp Feb 3 '13 at 0:05 I'm not sure if this answers the question directly but I was trying to get a "URL" column on the Media Library page (to avoid clicking the edit link every time...) and found this code snippet which does exactly that. I played with it a little to get it to sort the URLs alphabetically and to strip the domain, to improve my workflow a bit more. Check it out: <?php function muc_column($cols) {
$cols["media_url"] = "URL"; return$cols;
}

function muc_value($column_name,$id) {
if ($column_name == "media_url")$subject = wp_get_attachment_url($id);$grab = array("http://example.com", "http://another.example.com");
$replaceWith = '';$path = str_replace($grab,$replaceWith, $subject); echo '<input type="text" width="100%" onclick="jQuery(this).select();" value="'.$path.'" />';
}

function muc_column_sortable($cols) {$cols["media_url"] = "name";
return \$cols;
}


I should mention it also presents the URL in an <input> that automatically selects the text when clicked, a nice feature for a quick copy and paste.