Perhaps at some point, you might have tried to add images to your WordPress media library by placing them in your WordPress blog’s uploads directory. If you tried that, you will have been left with an aftertaste of disappointment as you looked in your WordPress media library and found no sign of imported media.
The reason why these files do not appear in your media library is that WordPress indexes all files in the database. In other words, manually-uploading this media bypasses this crucial step. If you’re migrating to WordPress, or otherwise need to import a lot of media, you will be happy to hear that WP Media Folder now supports importing files from your server.