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Rename new file if a file with the same name already exists.

Rename new file if a file with the same name already exists.

Forfeit
Explorer | Level 3

When I try to save a file with a name already taken by another file can the first file be automatically renamed rather than replacing the already existing one

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Nancy
Dropbox Staff

Hey @Forfeit! Thanks for posting this here. 

 

Can you let me know which Dropbox platform you’re currently using? 

 

Also, when saying that you’d like the original file to be automatically renamed, do you mean that you’d like the number (1) to be added next to it, for example? 

 

In general, it's the other way round; for example, if you upload a new file with the same name as another file in the same location, it'd be the new file that gets renamed and a number (1) is added to it.

 

Let me know.


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Forfeit
Explorer | Level 3

@Nancy  I'm using the iPhone version of dropbox and that's exactly what I mean, I'd like a (1) to be automatically added to the new file if one with the same name already exists in a given folder. Currently, it asks me if I want to replace the existing file or cancel.

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hey @Forfeit, thanks for clarifying! 

 

Your comments on this have been quite helpful, and I will do everything I can to ensure that your voice is heard.

 

I'll forward your feedback to the appropriate areas so we can continue to improve.

 

If you need anything else, let me know! 


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