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How to upload new version of existing file?

CNB
Level 5

Hi, I have three media files in a folder in Dropbox. The link were shared publicly. I found and error and would like to upload a new version, so the link remains the same. As I do not know who saved the existing file, I do not want to upload another file, I would like to upload a newer version that replaces the existing file. 

Is that possible?

Cheers

CNB

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Re: How to upload new version of existing file?

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Yes, simply replacing the file with an identically named one will update the file for you without altering the link slightly smiling face


 


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Re: How to upload new version of existing file?

CNB
Level 5

Hi, 

 

thank you for your reply, however, I do not yet understand how it works.

How do I do it? How does replacement take place? I do not see an upload button. If I drag and drop another file with the exact name into dropbox, I get two files?

What - step by step - do I have to do so that my new data can be found with the existing link?

Cheers

CNB

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Re: How to upload new version of existing file?

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If you upload via the website it should just replace the existing file. 

I use Dropbox on my computer and just file -> save as or drag and drop the file to replace it and all is good.


 


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Re: How to upload new version of existing file?

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Hi, I did the same and expected the link to remain the same. However, the share url link changed even the same filename was used.  I tried on two files.  One worked but one didn't.   Can you tell me how the link is generated?  It does not look like purely based on the filename.  Thanks.

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Re: How to upload new version of existing file?

CNB
Level 5

Hi,

thanks, at least now I know how it is supposed to work slightly smiling face

I created link via the "Share" "create link" "copy link" option. 

I tried once and it worked. 

Cheers

Corinna

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