Consider two text files
folder2/a.txt with contents "This is the first file"
folder1/a.txt with contents "This is the second file"
Insert the first file and then the second.
Confluence replaces the first file with the second but it doesn't warn you. Both text files will have the content "This is the second file"
Please fix this bug.
It is actually a feature of Confluence for file versioning. There is no folder structure in Confluence and it just thinks that you are uploading a new version of the same file (file name is the unique attribute here). And you can browse the different versions when you are viewing the file!
If those 2 files are different, either you should rename it or they should go to different pages in Confluence.
I agree with this assessment. I've been doing this with recordings of zoom meetings, which are always named `zoom_0.mp4` by default, only recently realizing that pages with multiple recordings actually just have the same recording multiple times because of this bug.
It would be great if this worked the way Mac downloads (for example) works, where it creates `zoom_0 (1).mp4` automatically when you add a file with the same name. Maybe warning you first, as mentioned above.
Thanks for clarifying.
But doesn't this call for a warning?
The only way I figured this was happening was that I was inserting PDFs and could see the previews. If it were a non-previewable file, there was no way I would have known.
A warning like this would be helpful:
"An older item named “a.txt” already exists in this page. Do you want to replace it with the newer one you’re inserting?"
Makes sense for new users. But imagine the warning appearing to all the users who knows about this feature. Can be annoying for many :) Having said that, it is my personal opinion and it won't hurt to create a feature request for the same in jira.atlassian.com. Maybe the warning needs to appear only for new users or it can be a one time pop-up which can be turned off.
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