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Files with the same name

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Hi there,

I have been working on one of my files both online and offline and it has resulted in a second version of the file being saved (under the same name but with a reference Mac book pro's conflicted copy. Both workbooks are linked to other files (i.e. formulas are linked across). Which version could I delete without affecting the other files? Is there also a way of syncing the files to add on additional information (which is currently in the conflicted copy only) and not not on the original. 

Thanks. 

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Re: Files with the same name

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Hi there, if you get a conflicted copy, then this is because file was open on another device and was saved there while you were editing and saving the file on your machine.
 
We don’t recommend deleting them since both could have relevant information that the other doc doesn’t have.
 
You can read up more in this article, including steps on how to avoid conflicted copies in future.

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Files with the same name

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Thanks Jay.

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