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Identify The Largest Files In The WordPress Uploads Folder

The uploads folder in your average WordPress site can contain a ton of random files, some of them very large.  Here’s a quick way to identify the top 10 largest files in there:

Step 1: SSH Into Your Server

You need to run the linux find command directly on the server which means SSH.

Learn more about ssh logins for WPCloudDeploy servers

Step 2: Run This Find Command

find /var/www/<yourdomain.com>/html/wp-content/uploads/ -printf '%s %p\n'| sort -nr | head -10

Replace the <yourdomain.com> part of the path with your domain name.

The output should be the top 10 largest files in the WordPress uploads folder.  Here’s an example of the output:

45076199 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2022/01/Header-Photo-with-Texture.psd
25592723 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2021/06/WebFrontPage_V4.mp4
23879041 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2021/06/Village-copy.jpg
20528424 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2021/06/Vertical-Header-Short.mp4
15114449 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2021/06/Updated-June-2021-v1-(1).mp4
14898841 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2021/08/51375928663_3ac41fd3d7_o.png
14143500 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2022/02/51893222623_3de9eb3a58_o.jpg
10396860 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2016/11/Eventbrite_Header.png
10342445 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2022/02/Concourse-Photo.jpg
7903593 /var/www/yourdomain.com/html/wp-content//uploads/2021/06/50996962137_8ecbcebbd7_o.jpg

 

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