I am trying to find the filepath for where a category image or thumbnail goes after being uploaded in admin.

Can anyone point me in the correct direction?

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All the images you normally upload go (and should go ,in case of custom modules too) in pub/media .

Thumbnails usually go in pub/media/catalog/product/{product-specific-url} , similarily the category goes in pub/media/catalog/category/{product-specific-url}.

If you are wondering how specific urls are working, then it is usually like following;

For eg. gift-card-physical-custom.png is the image , then according to first two letters (gift) (usually) it makes two folders such as pub/media/catalog/product/g/i/ and places image in that folder.This happens when we set Files Dispersion property for \Magento\MediaStorage\Model\File\UploaderFactory while uploading in magento.

  • I still have not figured out this issue- magento.stackexchange.com/questions/224033/… In attempting to troubleshoot that I realized I did not have a pub/media/catalog/category folder so I created one and moved my thumbnails in there. My problem still exists. Do you think there is somewhere else they could be as well?
    – tjjen
    Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 21:08
  • Sure, let me try. Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 21:13

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