How can I copy images from one page to another?


one of my collegues created a new page by copy & pasting contents from two other pages. Afterwards the problem was that the images in the new page disappeared as soon as he deleted the old pages.

I understand why this happens:

The images are still attached to the original pages and the linking gets broken when these pages are deleted.

But, knowing this, I still can't think of a better way of doing this.

  1. I thought that downloading the images from the old pages, save them temporarily and then attach them to the new page would solve the problem, but that was not the case.
  2. I know that instead of copy & pasting the content, I could copy the whole page and then rename and remove it to my liking. But this doesn't work for me when I copy more than one page.

In the end, what I did was this:

I attached the images to the new page as described in (1.) Then I went through the new page, included all the images by hand, did all the adjustment for image size, etc. once again for every picture, checked that the old and the new image were the same, deleted the old pages, went back to the new page, saw that the images had become placeholders with an error message and then deleted these placeholders.

So, the point should be clear: Is there an easier way of doing this?

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jul 07, 2014

Try using the WebDAV plugin for this. It lets you work with Confluence as if it were a file system which makes operations like this pretty easy and fast.

Hi All,


I have exactly the same problem.

I copy/page images from another page to new and Confluence doesn't create new attachments but create a link form confluence source page and show the picture.

But I lost pictures when I delete the source page.

I tried with Firefox, Chrome and IE, I have the same issue.

Steffen, do you find a solution?


Thank you for your help.

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