WordPress has deleted all of my pictures! Is there any way to get them back (4 posts)

  1. msif
    Posted 5 years ago #

    All the pictures in my posts have gone. When I checked my media folder they have all disappeared.

    What's happened?


  2. Please note that WordPress, in and of itself, cannot delete anything from your media folder without manual (i.e. your) intervention. The app does not randomly delete things. Can't.

    If you don't have a good backup, ask your host for a backup. And start making backups regularly.

    The most likely reasons for this are:
    1) Someone accidently whacked the folder via FTP
    2) Some admin deleted them (unlikely if the media page shows them as broken images)
    3) Your server had a hissy fit
    4) You were hacked (unlikely if that's the ONLY thing that happened).

  3. msif
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think i've actually figured out what happened. We moved the website to a different location and all of the photos in the posts are pointing to the wrong location. I looked again and did find the pictures in the media file so I just need to change the URL.


  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Posted 5 years ago #


    if you have alot of images, this can help you change urls

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