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Offline mcsee

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Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:41:31 PM »
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I'm looking for an easy way to download a copy of all the images posted as attachments in my forum (Admin/Forum/Browse Files). I have too many to Save Image As for each, so ask is there an easy way to do it that I can't see.

TIA.

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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 09:57:55 PM »
Use any FTP client, like FileZilla.
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Offline Antechinus

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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 02:10:38 AM »
Even faster: cPanel > File Manager > Open forum root directory > Compress attachments folder to gzip > Download > Extract on desktop > Sorted. :)

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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 03:35:53 AM »
Yes, but you don't have file names or extensions, etc.

This thread describes a technique for downloading all attachments and renaming them back to the original file names:
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=554131.msg3927825#msg3927825

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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 03:30:31 PM »
Handy. That should be stickied, or given a topic in Tip and Tricks.

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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 07:21:50 AM »
Does it work on 2.0.18 any one tried yet??

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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 07:35:42 AM »
The technique described in my post above works on all versions.
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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2021, 08:42:57 AM »
The technique described in my post above works on all versions.

thank you

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Re: Downloading Forum Attachments (Images)
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2021, 12:00:43 PM »
Marking solved.
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