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We are trying to upload a pdf file with a specific name (i.e file.pdf) that has links to it on many pages of a website. We need the pdf file to keep the same name but when we try to upload it, Contribute is being 'smart' and changing the name so as to not overwrite the file on the server. But we WANT to overwrite the file on the server. Any ideas on how we can achieve this in Contribute? Thanks so much (in advance) for your help!...

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    Default Upload new pdf file with the same name

    We are trying to upload a pdf file with a specific name (i.e file.pdf) that has
    links to it on many pages of a website. We need the pdf file to keep the same
    name but when we try to upload it, Contribute is being 'smart' and changing the
    name so as to not overwrite the file on the server. But we WANT to overwrite
    the file on the server. Any ideas on how we can achieve this in Contribute?

    Thanks so much (in advance) for your help!

    cleverpupweb Guest

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    Default Re: Upload new pdf file with the same name

    I would also love to know the answer to this one!!! Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
    peikid Guest

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    Default Re: Upload new pdf file with the same name

    Try to use the option: File, Publish file from my computer...
    That should work, because Contribute checks if the file exists but then you
    get the option to overwrite the existing file on the server.

    grtz.
    Hayo

    ThinkInk Guest

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    Default Re: Upload new pdf file with the same name

    Actually, we have the same problem and I believe the answer lies in the
    abilities that your role has assigned to it. The solution that ThinkInk gave
    works *if you are allowed to delete files*. If your role doesn't have that
    permission, then it will just upload another copy of the file and rename it.

    It's rather irritating that there isn't more control over this...our server is
    littered with *thousands and thousands* of duplicate files that originate from
    this situation.

    If your administrator wants you to be able to delete files as well, then you
    could get him/her to give you that permission, and I believe this will allow
    you to overwrite the file by using the "Publish file from my computer" option
    described above.

    camille23 Guest

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