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  • Jesse Wijnakker 2 posts 72 karma points
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 11:36
    Jesse Wijnakker

    Delete uploaded media, when entry is deleted

    I have a form with the functionality to upload files along with it. It is saved in the entry as string (reference to ~/media). Except when an entry is deleted, only the reference is deleted, not the actual file. Is there a way I can hook into the delete event?

  • Alex Skrypnyk 3808 posts 13329 karma points mvp
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 18:12
    Alex Skrypnyk

    Hi Jesse

    How did you save media? Can you share the code? What Umbraco version?

    If you want to delete Umbraco media item you have to use MediaService -



  • Jesse Wijnakker 2 posts 72 karma points
    Apr 21, 2017 @ 14:27
    Jesse Wijnakker


    Umbraco version 7.5.13

    It's default in Umbraco Forms I think. The form I created in backoffice has a 'File Upload' functionality. The files are saved in ~media/forms/*. The entry contains a reference (string) to that file.

    How do I hook into

    Umbraco.Forms.Data.Storage.RecordStorage public static event EventHandler RecordDeleting;

    What I want is when I delete an entry, the uploaded file within the entry, get's deleted from ~media/forms/ and if possible the filesystem?

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