Product Image issue (attached vs unattached)

Hi there,

So I have an issue with my images. I can’t upload any more to my site. It’s saying it’s a size issue but I think it’s because i have so many on my site. nearly 10k.

My main issue. (the reason for this thread) is provided below.

Because of what I mentioned above I decided to delete all un attached images on my site. I was a bit sceptical of this and I thankfully backed everything up.

Note: To delete unattached images I was clicking media, filter unattached, select all images on the pages (250 images) and delete.

Check this video.

So what you’ll see here is that product 18146 no longer has a featured image. This is what alerted me that the deletes where not being done correctly.

After this I restored the images. You then see the image is back on the product.

Then you’ll notice the images is picked as a featured image but within the media section it’s tagged as unattached.

Why has this happened and is there any easy way to fix this?

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