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  • Aximili 177 posts 278 karma points
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 07:48
    Aximili
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    How to find unused files under the media folder?

    I have been copying files back and forth from my computer to the server. I realised this copies some images in the media folder that are not actually use

  • Matt Brailsford 2657 posts 13188 karma points MVP 7x c-trib
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 13:28
    Matt Brailsford
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    Hi Hardi,

    You might want to take a look at the Umbraco Pro product - Concierge which is capable of showing dependencies on files so you can tell if it's safe to delete a file or not.

    Cheers

    Matt

  • Aximili 177 posts 278 karma points
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 02:04
    Aximili
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    Thanks Matt. Would you know how to do it manually? I'm a developer, I'd like to know the database. Or is there some kind of documentation for the database?

  • Aximili 177 posts 278 karma points
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 02:22
    Aximili
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    I found it! http://blog.hendyracher.co.uk/umbraco-database-part-1/

    To find all the files that are being used:

    SELECT contentNodeId, alias, dataNvarchar AS umbracoFilename
    FROM cmsPropertyData
    INNER JOIN cmsPropertyType ON cmsPropertyData.propertytypeid = cmsPropertyType.id
    WHERE cmsPropertyType.dataTypeId = -90

    Now I know, to clean up unused files, you scan for all files under the media folder that are not found in the result above. :)

  • Fernando Camillo 40 posts 81 karma points
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 20:13
    Fernando Camillo
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    Hello, I've made a script with Visual Studio to check for unregistered media files. Hope it helps.

    http://our.umbraco.org/forum/using/ui-questions/36656-Delete-unused-media-items?p=0#comment152733

  • Michele Di Maria 32 posts 234 karma points
    Jan 02, 2018 @ 07:13
    Michele Di Maria
    0

    Hello, take a look at this: https://our.umbraco.org/projects/backoffice-extensions/mediacleaner/

    it is compatible with all the database types and integrated in the Umbraco Backoffice.

    Thanks, Michele

  • Tim Murphy 7 posts 77 karma points
    Jun 13, 2018 @ 22:54
    Tim Murphy
    0

    Hi Michele,

    This extension looks good, but using 7.10.2 I can't get it to complete a scan without timing out -- admittedly I'm attempting to clean-up almost 6000 media items. Can you extend the timeout period?

    Cheers,

    Tim

  • Nicholas Wright 23 posts 143 karma points notactivated
    May 01, 2019 @ 16:17
    Nicholas Wright
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    Does MediaCleaner look for unused media ?

    i.e. media objects that have not been linked to in content

    Regards

    Nick

  • Michele Di Maria 32 posts 234 karma points
    May 02, 2019 @ 09:18
    Michele Di Maria
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    Hello, exactly. MediaCleaner gets all the XML of all the nodes, and search for the media item in the content. If the content is not present the media is marked as unused. Pay attention that if you use a particular media only in static files (for example you use the media hardcoded in the templates), MediaCleaner will report it as unused.

    WBR, Michele

  • Nicholas Wright 23 posts 143 karma points notactivated
    May 02, 2019 @ 09:43
    Nicholas Wright
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    Hi Michele,

    Thanks for your response.

    We added a media item, linked to it in content, then removed the link

    But it didn't report it as orphaned …

    We tried clearing cache, starting / stopping the site …

    But still not reported as orphaned

    Is their any sequence of tasks, that we should do to get media cleaner to report the latest orphaned files ?

    Regards

    Nick

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