How do I restore deleted media library items?

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  • #1252919

    I deleted items from my media library not realizing that it would remove those images from my posts. I read in a forum post (https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-get-deleted-media-library-photos-back-into-old-published-posts?replies=9) that they restored the blog to a previous version, so to speak. What are my options with this? I’m not sure when I first deleted items from the media library, so I don’t know if it is my best option.

    Thanks for any help you can give!

    #1253157

    macmanx
    Staff

    Do you recall the URLs for the deleted files, or the filenames?

    #1253274

    Most of them, but not all. Photos for the older posts are more difficult to locate.

    #1253279

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, can you list the deleted file URLs or filenames here?

    #1253288

    I can do that, if necessary, but there are quite a few. Are there any other options? Am I able to have the blog reset to before I deleted the photos? Can you tell me when I first deleted them? Then maybe I can decide if it is better to list all the filenames or repost the blog posts we wrote after I started deleting the photos. Thanks for all the help!

    #1253289

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, if there are several, then there is a strong likelihood that we won’t be able to recover them anyway. Once files are deleted, we start removing backups in a rolling process.

    It might be better to just re-post the photos in this case.

    #1253290

    ok. :) I’ll start that process. Thank you!

    #1253291

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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