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  • Hello folks, Nance again. I did something stupid, I imported files from a customer’s existing site but failed to import media files. I now imported media in the uploads folder but of course they are not showing up in the individual posts. I have created new posts in the site so don’t want to lose them. What I want to do is to re-import the XML database but will I get duplicates. Do I have to delete existing files and then re-import. Please help the client is not happy. The site was supposed to be operational by past week. The site in question is http://westernautothailand.org

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  • @nancedelia

    Thanks for writing the forums.

    In WordPress 4.8, importing the WordPress-exported .xml file twice won’t create duplicates, I know because I did it on my WordPress install, and WordPress importer handled it gracefully — gave a message that it found duplicates, and the result that duplicate posts weren’t created.

    Will you write us back afterwards to let us know how you go?

    @nancedelia

    Will you start to mark this thread as ‘Resolved’? (including some solution detail)

    Or if there’s still concern, then will you update how it is?

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