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How attachments are stored in XenForo


Andy

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When a image file is attached using the Attach files button:

1591284089751.jpg


The image will get an attachment_id.

For example:

[ATTACH]545168[/ATTACH]

Using phpMyAdmin, you can see the attachment _id in the xf_attachment table:

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The data_id has a number 430544, this number is used in the file system to store the file. Use File manager in cPanel do navigate to the following folder:

internal_data/attachments/430/

In the /430/ folder you will see the following file:

1591284489857.png
 

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