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  • When Testing how to Export site using :
    Tools > Export > ” All content” to a XML file.

    Then try on a self hosted WordPress:
    Tools > Import > upload the XML file and Choose “Download and import file attachments”

    All post imported, but not media , NO photo, NO featured image.
    The “Media” is empty AFTER imported !! Why

    At first, I was thinking it has to do with the folder permissions thing !!
    -The wp-content/ folder already have 777 permissions
    -The wp-content/uploads folder also have 777 permissions.

    What am I missing ?

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  • Hi wpnewbee334. Maybe this will help:

    WordPress Import Download Images Simple Fix

    hi , you links is good for moving form old self hosted wordpress site to a new self hosted wordpress site.

    But, my case is to move from old site to a new new self hosted wordpress site. site do not allow plugin, and give no access to directory.

    so I have no access to OLD site /wp-content/uploads/ folder.

    Any help will be appreciated .

    Have you asked over on the support forum?

    If “Download and import file attachments” is on the import step then it would seem to indicate you need to be able to access the source media folder.

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