Where Did All the Pictures Go?


I’m not technologically savvy, so I’m turning to my readers to see if you can help me. Or, point me in the right direction to a clear, concise and easy-to-understand article, tutorial, etc. that will show me how to fix this problem.

When I go back into older posts, all my photos have disappeared! What the heck? 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is that little box that says what picture used to be there worth?

This happens with my photos and photos I get from the web. I spend a lot of time choosing the right pictures and, if it’s my own photos, doing some editing to enhance them. I’m so upset that this is happening!

Can someone help me out with this?


13 thoughts on “Where Did All the Pictures Go?

  1. I asked the help-line people on WP one time, that if I deleted a photo from the media file, it is removed from any post you’d put it on. They said yes, it would. I need to go back and replace all web found pics and replace with my own photos though. I’m paranoid about copywrite these days. Good luck getting more photos for your posts!

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  2. I had one photo disappear from a post of mine, but I honestly don’t remember deleting it! I guess I did. That’s the only way I can think of a picture would disappear.

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  3. Yeah, I agree with anyone else — basically if you just link to your photo and then you subsequently delete or even just move those photos you had linked to, that action can break the link. In contrast, if you upload the photo to your blog’s media library, then it’s there and you are okay.

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    • Yes, I cleaned out my media file to “make room” and lost a bunch of pictures. So, do you know what happens once you’ve reached the limit for storage?


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