I updated ee to v2.10.1

I have an image with umlauts in the filename which I'm unable to remove.

  • The .jpg file is not present, but still in the filemanager
  • Synchronizing the upload folder doesn't remove it.
  • recreating a fake file with the same name does nothing.
  • Last idea is to delete the file by hand in the database with sequel pro.
  • Since the file is added in an entry I can no longer edit the entry because I can't get past the file error message (Nice error handling by the way).

I've never made anything by hand in the db. Where do I find the images in the database?

Any other ideas?

1 Answer 1


You started fine with the manual deletion; you just need to complete the process. Open your Edit form and find your entry_id. Then, go to your field groups and find the field_id of the file field. Then head to your channel_data MySQL table, find that entry_id (if your field_id is 10 and entry_id is 20, use SELECT field_id_10 FROM exp_channel_data WHERE entry_id = "20";), and clear out any value for that field.

Edit Ahh, a matrix field. That data is store in exp_matrix_data.

SELECT * FROM exp_matrix_data WHERE entry_id = "20" AND field_id = "10";

Find that row, and remove the sucker! You can drop the "field_id" requirement of that query if you're having trouble finding the row.

  • I found the entry but there is nothing image related.It is a matrix field. entry_id = 245 field_id=72 But there is just "none" at this location. It is a matrix field. Is this located somewhere else than exp_channel_data?
    – KSPR
    Jul 20, 2015 at 14:14
  • I updated my answer, give it a try!
    – jrothafer
    Jul 20, 2015 at 14:46
  • Word, thunderbird, glad to help!
    – jrothafer
    Jul 20, 2015 at 14:56

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