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How do I reuse the name of a closed diagram, the diagram that doesn't appear in my page

I inserted a new diagram into my confluence page, named it, and then accidently closed it (not have any input content yet, just stop at created step). That diagram also does not appear in my page.

After that, I insert a new diagram, and naming it as the same old one, but it said that I cannot do that because the diagram already exists.

So my question is, is it possible to delete the old one completely (even though I don't see its existence in my page), or reopen it and continue to edit? I don't want to change the name, because I have a strict naming convention. Breaking it really makes my skin itch


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Did you click "Create" after you named it? How did you close it? (clicked Canceled/closed whole tab or other)

Was the Confluence page previously published or not?

What browser version are you using? What version? (can be seen under Help)


Marija support


Have a look at the page attachments.  That's where drawio stores it, and by default the macro just uses the filename to find the correct attachment.

If it has stored it already there'll be two files, one for the drawio and a PNG used to render the page, with the name you used which could stop you reusing it.

If you're sure you're not using them (no other drawio on the page) you can delete the attachments - then drawio should let you reuse that name.

(if you're unsure you can always download the attachments first)

Like quangth2 likes this

indeed, thank you Andrew!

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