I wasn't sure if I should add to that thread or not, so I'm posting here. Hopefully, this is a simple one.
I have verified that there are a number of files referenced in my private files block that are in mdl_files but do not exist on the app server.
I am wondering if I can simply remove the records from the database? Technically, it's out of sync now, since it has references with no files to match. This approach would be instead of creating an empty matching file on the app server, only to remove it once the record(s) are removed from the database. For example, I have the same hash for a Private db record and a Draft db record.
Thanks for any assistance.