Back long ago I uploaded a lot of images in wp, and some by ftp, Later for many reasons wp crashed and I reinstalled, then the db got wonked. made new installation and so on. The upshort is that those hundreds of images are still in the wp-content/uploads/2007/03 folders (an example only). Unless I manually link to them, there is no way to access them through the Media Library (which does not recognize their existence).
Is there anyway to code a future release which allows the Media Library to read the actual contents of the entire unloads folder - to include those files not uploaded via the current installation of WP and related db?