Category:Articles with missing files

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Here are some tips for assisting with clearing the backlog:

  • Check the history of the article. An article may have had a redlinked image added recently in which case it can be rolled back or undone. If detected the MediaWiki software will use a tag in the edit history.
  • Use tools like Wiki File Helper to view a file's past history on en.wp and commons to see if deleted.
  • Sometimes the hidden category flag is not cleared if images are added that are used by a template. Doing an edit to the article clears the flag.
  • When removing an image from an infobox template be sure to remove the caption as well. There is no guarantee that a replacement image would use the same caption.
  • Templates in Category:Templates with missing files can add large numbers of articles to this category - As of 14th February 2015 there were 1 with missing files and the current number is 6.
  • All cleared last on September, 2015