How can I migrate the images of my products from Magento 1 to my Magento 2?

I'll use the official migration tool of the Magento.



All media files (images for products, categories, the WYSIWYG editor, and so on) should be copied manually from your Magento 1 install media folder to your Magento 2 install pub/media folder.

However, do not copy the .htaccess files located in the Magento 1 media folder. Magento 2 has its own .htaccess that should be preserved.

Reference: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/migration/migration-manually.html

  • Can you confirm this works after migrate catalog data using the oficial data migration tool?
    – diazwatson
    Aug 24 '17 at 16:26

I just had a look at the official documentation, and it says that you can't do it - sorry :)

Look here: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/migration/migration-manually.html


Firstly, you need to create and develop a fresh new site on Magento 2 (including theme implementation, module installation, shipping and payment integration, languages and currencies configuration, and so on)

Secondly, you can migrate directly all your data including products, orders, customers, extensions, especially images of your products... from your store on Magento 1 to Magento 2. If you are a tech-guru, you should do it manually, it saves you a lot of money. If you are not, you should find an automated migration tool or Magento migration experts to help you to perform the Magento migration successfully.

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