Media assets - bulk delete

Is there a way to bulk delete media assets?

We recently had a situation where we uploaded 50+ assets as SVG items, but then had to replace them all with PNG assets. This involved viewing each existing item individually, deleting individually, and then re-uploading.

There appears to be a bulk upload feature (which works really well), however a bulk delete would also be equally useful : )

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Not just bulk deleting media assets but also pages. Although you don’t want to accidentally bulk delete pages either.

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Hey @tim,
I understand how this can become a pain, i will add this in our feature request tracker even though this is not something that we will work in a short period of time.

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I absolutely need this feature, s’il vous plaît!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Hi, is there any progress or timeline on this feature? A bit insane Prismic doesn't have this basic cms feature by now.

I also have a client that incorrectly uploaded many media files and I have to go and reset the entire repo.

Please elevate this feature, thank you.

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So, I'm reviewing this almost 12 months later and looks like we're still more or less in the same place?

I wonder if any of the Prismic team actually use Prismic 'in the wild' in live projects of their own? Because if you had to manage hundreds of images with multiple languages, you would very quickly see that changing a single image can easily waste hours of your time and become a huge pain point (almost to the point of wanting to move elsewhere).

I understand it could be a complex feature to make, however I'm sure you can appreciate that most users would be coming from an environment where this is a 'standard' feature e.g. WordPress or Prisma etc.

Please consider adding it to the feature list soon!!

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+1 This would be very useful.

So much time wasted deleting items accidentally or duplicated uploaded. Please make this feature asap.

Hi Everybody,

Sorry about the lack of communication on this one, it wasn't assigned to one of The Team that monitors the forum, so it went unnoticed. Our bad.

So we totally agree that you have a right to complain about this one because it's something that we know is frustrating. We know making bulk changes is time-consuming currently. We really want to improve this, but this first involves making the Dashboard easier to work on for our development team.

The Dashboard was built with an internal language, so we are now in the process of modernizing our technology stack that way we can more quickly make changes like this. Once this is done we'll have more bandwidth to work on features like bulk media deletion. This could involve rebuilding the media library from the ground up and could include features like folders and improved search. So given all that I don't have any ETA on this.

We will be releasing bulk actions for documents in the near future though which was our first priority. So we hear you and we are working hard to meet your expectations.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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