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Why does the importer say items already exist? (2 posts)

  1. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If I create a brand new wordpress instance and import an export file from wordpress.com, why do I get a lot of messages like:

    Media “LG Optimus Bright L-07C first impressions” already exists.
    Media “LG Optimus Bright L-07C first impressions” already exists.
    Media “LG Optimus Bright L-07C first impressions” already exists.
    Media “LG Optimus Bright L-07C first impressions” already exists.
    Media “Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant tour for reporters - radiation dangers temper sense of stability at scene of devastation” already exists.
    Media “Some hanami photos April from my better-than-iPhone camera” already exists.
    Media “Hao and Mon this evening” already exists.
    Media “Hao & Mon go to the vet to get their nails clipped” already exists.
    Media “Fukushima village on way to becoming ghost town | The Japan Times” already exists.
    Media “Reactor 1 in worse shape than thought | The Japan Times” already exists.
    Media “Hao & Mon go to the vet to get their nails clipped” already exists.
    Media “My Neighbor's 40 year old turtles” already exists.
    Media “Hao-chan playing in my shirt” already exists.
    Media “All sealed up against come what may” already exists.

    This is a brand new, just created wordpress instance.

    Also, the importer keeps on timing out so I restart it 4 or 5 times until it's done. I can' think of anything else to do...

    Thanks,

    doug

  2. chezpaul
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same problem here.... 3 months later...

    Whatever I do, even on a clean as clean can be worpress install, I get Media "xxx" already exists. And then when I go to that post, the media is missing!

    This happens to over 200 media files... no good... anyone found a fix.
    Seems like this has been happening for over 3 years now.

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