"Scan for lost attachments" should look for orphaned files in the /uploads/ folder
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I recently moved my blog over to another host, and just copy and pasted my /wp-content/uploads/ folder into the new destination. I've now got four years worth of media, but none of it is in the media library.
I assumed the button on the Media Library (under Unattached) would add these files to the database, but it didn't.
Extending this use case, this feature could also be used as a bulk "these files are already on the server, I don't want to upload them" (which is the only way to add files to the media library, no?) action.