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I have just been looking through my Confluence space where the Help manuals are stored for my company and have noticed that some images are not there anymore. Is there any way to retrieve these images as I have not done anything differently.
They don't seem to be listed as attachments but I can see the URL when the small icons are clicked.
I'm having the same loss of copy and pasted images into Confluence. I do nothing and the last version of the confluence page loses all the graphs of results that I have taken days to put together. Its making adverse waves in the company I work for as this is quite a serious loss of work.
At the moment I'm having to roll back to the previous version of the page to partially recover the graph images. I am using Windows Snip to do the copy and pasting into Confluence. Nothing special.
I'm also losing intra-page links to book and article references.
Its quite disturbing to keep randomly losing work. Its almost as if the images were stored in a temporary caching area and the cache has been cleaned (because it was temporary). Infoselect 9, a free form data base, fell into this problem. I located the temporary files by searching the hard disk history of most recent file additions to discover the reason for the problem.
Associated Information (Storage Issues for images)
Confluence Attachment Migration – The Safe Way
I don't have an answer to this problem yet (11 June 2020)
The page is unversioned so when looking back at previous versions, nothing changes.
This is the URL for one of the missing images.
To enter those images, I simply uploaded the files using the insert files and images button, I am unsure how that would then link to the folder on my desktop. My desktop folder still has the image in the same folder too so that's not changed.
When uploading from your desktop, it will store on the image on the server - not reference a link back to your desktop.
It sounds like the image (attachment) itself was removed from your page.
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Before trying that, can I unpublish a page, I wasn't going to publish any pages yet?
I have tried adding the same image to the page and it did not refresh the old image, it just added it as a new image and now is shown in the attachments.
It is okay for now to insert these missing images as I have saved them externally, I am just worried in case this happens with images I have inserted as a screenshot and not saved anywhere else.
I used .png files for my missing images.
Those images were put in last year and have not been touched since, the only thing I have done recently is update the add ons in Confluence.