I'd like to restrict users to only see/manage only their own uploads. However, there's a requirement to allow one than one account to manage these uploads. It cannot just be the person who originally uploaded them.

Is this possible?

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Add this code in your Functions.php. This code help you to show user only their own uploads but admin can see all media uploaded by other users and this code is tested on current wordpress Version 5.8

// Limit media library access

add_filter( 'ajax_query_attachments_args', 'wpb_show_current_user_attachments' 

function wpb_show_current_user_attachments( $query ) {
$user_id = get_current_user_id();
if ( $user_id && !current_user_can('activate_plugins') && 
 ') ) {
    $query['author'] = $user_id;
return $query;
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