Deleting more than one attachment at a time?

Is there a faster way to delete topic attachments? In our 5.0 version, you can only delete one attachment at a time !@#$%^&

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Not that I know of. It is frustrating. If I have to delete a lot of attachments, I copy out the content on the page temporarily, and then delete the page, followed by creating a new page with the same content, reattaching the attachments I want. Not a great solution, but sometimes faster.

Hi Jerry,

Thank's for the idea. We will add this feature to our Page Tree Eraser. In the mean time you could use our Page Tree Creator to copy the page tree without attachments, delete the original and move the copied back. Yes, for the moment it's a ugly work around.


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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Oct 27, 2016

There's some custom HTML you can add that will allow you to delete up to 20 attachments at a time. The code is in this JIRA ticket's comments, but I will also copy it to this page:

AJS.toInit(function() {
  if ( AJS.Meta.get('is-space-admin') || jQuery('#space-admin-link').length > 0 ) {
    if ( window.location.href.indexOf("viewpageattachments.action") >= 0 && jQuery(".removeAttachmentLink").length > 1 ) {
      jQuery('tr[id^="attachment-"]').each(function() {
        var attachmentId = jQuery(this).attr("id").substring(11);
        jQuery(this).find(".removeAttachmentLink").parent().after('<li><input type="checkbox" class="bulk-attachment-delete" name="' + this.getAttribute("data-attachment-filename") + '" value="' + attachmentId + '"></li>');
      jQuery('table.attachments th.actions-column').css('text-align','right').css('width','220px');
      jQuery('th.actions-column').html('<input type="checkbox" onclick="if (this.checked) { jQuery(\'.bulk-attachment-delete\').attr(\'checked\',\'checked\') } else { jQuery(\'.bulk-attachment-delete\').removeAttr(\'checked\') }"> ');
      jQuery('#download-all-link').css('display','inline-block').after('<a href="#" title="Delete all selected attachments" style="display:inline-block;float:right;padding-right:20px;margin-top:10px;padding-left:20px;background:url(\'data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAQAKIAAHBwcOTk5Hh4eP///4GBgZOTkwAAAAAAACH5BAAHAP8ALAAAAAAQABAAAAMpOLrcPiAC8RhV1wnJY8Yd91UkFEbPiToqkKrvGYdz9xAn8QRFVwQlUgIAOw==\') no-repeat left center;" onclick="removeAttachments(jQuery(\'.bulk-attachment-delete:checkbox:checked\'));return false;">Delete Selected Attachments</a>');
var removeAttachments = function(checkboxes) {
  var confluenceVersion = parseFloat(AJS.params.versionNumber.substring(0,3));
  var doRemoveAttachments = function(checkboxes) {
    if (checkboxes.length) {
      var currentCheckbox = checkboxes.pop();
      if ( confluenceVersion >= 5.5 ) {
          type: 'DELETE',
          url: contextPath + '/rest/api/content/' + currentCheckbox.value,
          success: function(response) {
      } else {
        jQuery.ajax({dataType: 'json',
          contentType: 'application/json',
          type: 'POST',
          url: contextPath + '/rpc/json-rpc/confluenceservice-v2/removeAttachment',
          data: '[' + AJS.params.pageId + ',"' + + '"]',
          success: function( response ) {
            if (response == true) {
    } else {
  var dialog = new AJS.Dialog({
    width: 400,
    height: 170,
    id: "areyousure-dialog",
    closeOnOutsideClick: true
  dialog.addHeader("Are you sure?");
  dialog.addPanel("Panel 1", "<p>You are about to delete " + checkboxes.length + " attachments. Continue?</p>", "panel-body");
  dialog.addButton("OK", function (dialog) {
    if (checkboxes.length > 0) {
  dialog.addLink("Cancel", function (dialog) {

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