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Old November 14, 2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Adding old photos to a thread.

Many times I want to add a photo to a thread that I have added to an earlier thread. I get the upload error “you have already attached this file in thread:”
The question I have is how do we access photos in the bucket and attach them to another thread?
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Old November 14, 2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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The sticky thread titled "Posting pictures" in this forum shows how to do that:

Go to the paragraph which begins, "If you want to display ...".

In general, you want to include the URL of your attachment between the IMG tags just as you would any other off-site image.
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Old December 11, 2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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Go to your User Control Panel ("User CP" in the menu bar above).
(You can barely see it in the upper left corner of this first image.)

Click the "Attachments" link at the bottom of the left menu:

Scroll through, and find the file(s)/photo(s) you are looking for (there may be multiple pages).

Clicking the file name (black arrow) will open the file in a new window (or download it, for certain file types).
Clicking the "Thread" link (blue arrow) will open the first post of the thread the files were initially uploaded to.
Clicking the "Post" link (red arrow) will open the specific post the files were uploaded to.

Use whatever method necessary, to get the URL for the file. The exact methods, and success rate of the following will depend on your browser:

You can right click the file name, and select the equivalent of "Copy link address", or "Copy URL", etc.
You can left click on the file name, and open the file in a new window. At that point, it is easy to copy the URL from the address bar of your browser.
You can click the "Thread" or "Post" links, to display the files in their original context. At that point, the right click method can be used again (on the photo itself, or on the file name in the 'attachments' section of the post); or you can click on the file name in the 'attachments' section of the post, and copy the URL when it opens in a new window.

(I simply right click on the file name, when looking at the list of attachments, and select "Copy link address as..." {Google Chrome}; but many methods work.)
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