How to search specific attachment type in Confluence
This article only applies to Atlassian's server products. Learn more about the differences between cloud and server.
This page contains a few way to search and list out all attachments in Confluence that has a specific extension or file type.
In this example, we are searching for all attachment with the extension .png
From the UI - Use Confluence's search syntax
Go to Search > AdvancedSearch
Choose Attachment in the Of Type section
Use the following search syntax to search the desired attachment type
/.*<attachment type>.*/ Example: /.*png.*/
From the Database:
Use the following SQL query:
select c.TITLE as Attachment_Name, s.spacename, c2.TITLE as Page_Title, 'http://<confluence_base_url>/pages/viewpageattachments.action?pageId='||c.PAGEID as Location from CONTENT c join CONTENT c2 ON c.PAGEID = c2.CONTENTID join SPACES s on c2.SPACEID = s.SPACEID where c.CONTENTTYPE = 'ATTACHMENT' and c.title like '%.png%';
The result will be as follows
From the Attachment folder:
Use the following unix search syntax:
find /<confluence_home>/attachments -type f | xargs file | grep PNG
Will only work on some specific platforms.