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  2. CONFCLOUD-16577

Ability to detect unused attachments

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      NOTE: This suggestion is for Confluence Cloud. Using Confluence Server? See the corresponding suggestion.

      Status Update: March 2022

      My name is Hilary and I'm a Product Manager on the Confluence team where I focus on the Confluence admin experience. Thank you for the feedback and continued discussions on this ticket, we hear you loud and clear and understand that this has been a long requested feature in our product and something that we would love to bring to market.

      I am happy to announce that we are adding automation to Confluence, which could be used to bulk delete unused attachments across your spaces or entire site. While deleting attachments won't be included in our MVP release of automation, it's something we will certainly consider adding to the roadmap going forward. The Confluence automation Early Access Program will open up next month (April 2022) - if you're interested in automating the deletion of attachments, please give us feedback there!

      Thanks again for the feedback, and if you'd like to follow up directly you're welcome to send me an email hdubin@atlassian.com

      Best,

      Hilary
      Senior Product Manager
      Atlassian

      We publish release notes in Confluence and attach software releases directly into the page. Sometimes a page ends up containing multiple versions of the software but only the latest release is being referenced (because developers forgot to delete the old attachments). There should be a way to detect "orphaned" attachments that are not referenced by any page across all of Confluence similar to how we can detect "orphaned" pages. I acknowledge the fact that some attachments may be accessed by external websites (and so shouldn't be removed) but in our case this is not the case and I suspect in most cases attachments that are not referenced on Confluence really are orphans. List these out for users and they will pick and choose which ones to delete.

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