How can I remove images that have been deleted from the upload folder, from the Media Library?

  • How did you delete them? Physically from the storage or?
    – Max Yudin
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 10:09
  • @MaxYudin Yes, phisically deleted from the uploads folder
    – Pim
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 10:21
  • You have to edit the database now.
    – Max Yudin
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 10:32
  • Is there no way to do this programtically? I can still delete the images in bulk from media library without touching the DB, but I'd like a different solution.
    – Pim
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 10:34
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    Yes. Parse posts having images, extract all images' URLs from the content, compare with the list of existing images, spy out deleted and replace those <img /> tags with something or simply delete.
    – Max Yudin
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 10:54

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You can delete Images from Admin panel Media Tab manually using Multi-select Deletion option OR Delete from DB also as per media attachment ids. I think Multi select deletion from Media tab is the best way to delete. Hope this will help you!

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