I checked it a gain for myself. Thing is, that the images stored in relative path. Not to use in a CMS where images are stored somewhre else.
$Config['UserFilesPath'] = "http://www.yourSITEtoTHEfolder.com/folder/"
that absolute path thing must point to the same folder.
And,now, what I also did, is to change the SUBFOLDERS that are created. In my way, the regular upload over the search server button stored the images in an extra subfolder "image" "Media" "flash"
I just deleted the entery ."/image" ."/media" a little bit more down in the in the config.