I uploaded some images to my products and they were visible fine on frontend. I then went and deleted those images from
pub/media/catalog/product folder and also deleted
pub/media/catalog/product/cache folder. When I open the media cache link of product I now see the default placeholder image. The path I use in my browser is
media/catalog/product/cache/ca230af9a56e172d8d63e4842d175bbe/k/a/kars.jpg This is no way the path for the placeholder image. So now the question is:
- How is magento replacing the deleted image with placeholder image, instead of showing 404?
- How is the path not showing 404 since I had deleted those folders?
Thank you for your help.