I was really hoping that this plugin would be helpful. I was maxing out my inodes on my hosting and was working to try and get my files down because I had ridiculous amounts of thumbnails and duplicated files after ten years of blogging and several host changes. I was recommended this plugin on a reddit forum.
I was surprised that it found so many dupes, but when I checked them over, they did seem legit, as they were all showing the kinds of file names I expected (filename1, filename2, etc).
Unfortunately, after I deleted them, and everything seemed fine, a few days later I started getting tons of alerts showing broken images everywhere. It turned out it had deleted a TON of files that were not dupes. Not only that, but because it merged files together, it changed alt text on files that shouldn’t have been changed and changed the sharing images for certain posts to images belonging to completely separate posts.
In short, it basically broke a TON of posts on my site, and I’ve now spent several days having to clean it up.
I definitely feel like an idiot because I trusted the technology to know what it was doing, and I should have been more thorough in my inspection of what it had done. But I hope someone can learn from my mistakes and not waste their money like I did.
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