I have one server that has wordpress in the root directory. However before I installed wordpress, I also have (root)/videos. I'm sure I can move this folder anywhere, however I want to move it to a place so wordpress can add it to its media library. This way, I can easily select it. I don't want (and I can't) re-upload these large video files through the wordpress upload.

Thank you


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I did flag this question as a duplicate of this one: Is there any way to add images to the Media Library through a path on the server?.
Which points to the plugin Add to Server as the article linked by @RyanB in the comments...

But, wondering on the issue, a creative solution is uploading a bunch of dummy files with the same names of the big ones and replace them with the real ones inside the /uploads/ folder. This would only work with audio and video files as they don't generate thumbnails nor metadata.


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