I don't see any solutions to the real problem that the author is having, and I'm having.
Maybe this is our answer:
Add From Server
I looked on the WordPress Plugin site too and I don't see anything.
If you have a mature blog with WP 2.0 that has a lot of media - even if that media is organized by year/month like WP expects, there is no way to make that media available to WP 2.5 media management. WP 2.5 lacks the "import" function to scan for new media files that were uploaded by FTP or other plugins.
There are many reasons for this:
(1) Use of IImage plugin in the past uploads files. This used to be the most convenient way to manage images. But it no longer works under WP 2.5. Which might be ok since the media manager is actual smarter than IImage.
(2) Large files, or large collections of files - say 10 or more files, or a few large zip files - are more conveniently uploaded using an ftp client such as Filezilla.
We very badly need a plugin that will allow us to manage the Media control tables inside the new version of WP 2.5.
SEE ABOVE. Maybe this is the plugin we need... Hurrary