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How to identify and delete obsolete PAM images



Having had Nitrosell a number of years, we have a large number of images in the PAM image directory that are now no longer referenced by active products. I have around 6,500 such images which I suspect are significantly slowing down our Sync as Sync seems to scan the entire directory rather than just grab images referenced by PAM.

Has anyone come up with a method to identify and delete such images?
Any recommendations from Nitrosell?



I would be interested in this, too. With hundreds of products changing seasonally, it would be nice to cull the old product out and speed things up.


Yes this would be very useful to us too, if there was a way to do this it would be great


Hi all,

Thanks for your interest. We have added this feature in our backlog. We will definitely let you know once it has been released.

Watch out this space for upcoming updates.



Hi @franclin_foping,

Many thanks we look forward to that. Can it simply move images that aren’t referenced by active products to an archive subdirectory, and also do the same in alternate image directories.

We can then manually do the actual deletion of the unreferenced files when we are sure the image won’t be needed again.



To clarify Franclin’s comment, it has not been added directly to the backlog – that happens when we’re about to schedule a feature. It has been added as a suggestion to the roadmap.

Please bear in mind that, as I’m sure you can gather from the forum, the suggestion list is rather lengthy.

If it does get scheduled, we’ll be sure to let you know in this topic.

Thanks for the further feedback Emma.

Kind regards,


Bump! We are definitely in the same boat here. I don’t want to lose the images, but some kind of archive for “dormant” image files would be great—something that simply separates images for items that are not currently live on the site, but retains them so they are available if the item is put back on the site or so we can manually remove them entirely when no longer needed, as Emma noted.
Thank you!