Is there a way to know if a file in File Manager is actually used on the website?

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Our File Manager has become a mess of the years of multiple users.  We would like to straighten in out by archiving files which haven't been used in years, in addition to creating a useful file stucture of subfolders within folders for easy lookup and control

 

My question is... is there a way to know if a file is actually linked to the webite?  If I place a file in a folder/subfolder, I suspect it would break any links, therefore I'm treading softly here.

 

Is there a quick way to see what files are actually linked so I can re-link even before I break it!

 

Janet Becker

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Moving files to different folders in the File Manager will not break links on your site.

 

Check out the note at the bottom of this article: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/cos-general/how-do-i-move-a-file-between-folders-...

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Thank you for your words of caution Stefen!  I'll be bringing our SEO expert in before I touch a thing.  Thank you for this!

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@jbecker I don't believe there is a way, however, this sure would be a nice feature! Especially if it worked similarly to the way template files work by telling you their dependents. Maybe this should be moved to the ideas board.

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Stefen Phelps
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Kelp Creative Agency
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Just exactly what I'm looking for Stefen.  I hate to take the time to map all links on our site before archiving or moving files to sub folders.  

 

If anyone else has the answer to this... I'm begging!

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Moving files to different folders in the File Manager will not break links on your site.

 

Check out the note at the bottom of this article: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/cos-general/how-do-i-move-a-file-between-folders-...

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@DaniellePeters interesting, that's news to me! However, if the URL changes and there is no redirect created you may lose some of that SEO juice.

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Stefen Phelps
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Kelp Creative Agency
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Thank you for your words of caution Stefen!  I'll be bringing our SEO expert in before I touch a thing.  Thank you for this!

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For what's it's worth, I did a quick test on one of my pages and the URL was not changed. Both the original and updated file paths linked to the image.

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Excellent information Danielle.  I'll dig into this and give it a test.  I'm also cautious about the SEO issues that Stefen brought up.  Treading softly here to not cause big damage!

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