Recovering unused media

Hello, I’ve tried to sync my flashcards to my ankiweb account but can’t seem to find them, I’ve checked on anki and i can only see files under the Check media section. I’ve lost all my flashcards and feel like I’ve lost them for good since I don’t remember using a back up but i still thought to make a query in case they can be saved :confused:

Do you have the preferences setting Synchronize audio and images too checked in?

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Media can take some time to sync in the background. Anki gives you an indicator besides the Sync button that you can click to check syncing progress.

I don’t understand how you’ve lost your local files, unless a full sync was required and you clicked Download instead of Upload.
Please see Anki Manual

Are they shown as missing?

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Yep I have those preferences checked and they’re shown as unused rather than missing. I believe I could have clicked download instead of upload :frowning:

Please see Restoring an Automatic Backup (Recovering from Data Loss) - Frequently Asked Questions

Not to sound dramatic but you saved my life
Hope you’re having a great day.

Glad to hear you were able to recover your data :slight_smile: