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Updated files not overwriting
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My question is basically the same as others in this thread.  All of my charts are individual PDF files on my desktop computer.  My FileName convention is "SongName - ArtistName" and sometimes I add ",key=Bb" for example to the end of the filename.  When I import, I move these files to Dropbox and then do the standard import routine and use "Use Filename As Title" for the naming option.  I HAVE been going into each file and setting metadata such as artist, key, etc, but I'm finding that level of maintenance to be too time consuming which is why I include those important elements in the FileName and thus Title.

So, after time passes, I find that I need to make changes to the chart and I want this "latest version" to replace the version on Mobilsheets.  Just like everyone else, I've been expecting that I should be able to import the "updated file" and choose the proper options to "overwrite", but I'm experiencing the exact same results as everyone else.  I end up having to manually delete the original song, which means I loose any metadata I've added, AND I loose the setlist history too.  I THEN have to go into the 2nd copy of the song and set the Metadata again, but I've lost the Set List history.  I usually do these updates in "batches" of up to 20 songs at a time.  I've read the comment about using a "file swap" option, or something like that, but that sounds like an individual operation and may not be able to be performed with a batch of songs.

Please advise a more automated way to accomplish applying updates to an existing chart without loosing everything related to the original.  Thanks - Jamie Jones
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Messages In This Thread
Updated files not overwriting - by LD Jackson - 03-07-2016, 07:10 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by BRX - 03-07-2016, 07:56 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by LD Jackson - 03-07-2016, 08:05 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by Zubersoft - 03-07-2016, 09:31 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by LD Jackson - 03-07-2016, 11:18 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by Skip - 03-07-2016, 10:39 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by LD Jackson - 03-07-2016, 11:56 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by Zubersoft - 03-07-2016, 02:41 PM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by LD Jackson - 03-08-2016, 10:48 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by JJones4234 - 06-28-2017, 07:20 AM
RE: Updated files not overwriting - by Zubersoft - 06-28-2017, 04:13 PM

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