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Rename/Replace feature (2 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • guest Registered Member

    When uploading a newer (or older) version of a file, Fetch automatically replaces the "older" one with the "newer" one. Is there a way to get Fetch to prompt to say that this is happening? (Maybe asking if you want to replace the older one or rename the newer one?)

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Barry,

    There is no way to tell Fetch to prompt you, but we'll take that as feedback that that's something you'd like to see in future versions.

    However, there are two things you can do currently that you might find useful:

    * If you click the Put button to select files for upload instead of dragging files to Fetch, the Put dialog includes an "If a file already exists" menu where you can choose "Pick a different name" instead of "Replace existing file". That way, existing files will never get overwritten. However, the name picked for new files is chosen by the server, and some servers give new files useless names that look like gibberish.

    * If you are always uploading the same files from the same local folder to the same remote folder, you can use the Mirror command to make sure that only files that are newer are uploaded - the Mirror command will never replace newer files on the server with older ones from your Macintosh. See the Mirroring a local folder to a remote folder help topic in Fetch Help (or click on the link) for more information.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 01-20-2006).]

    Posted 8 years ago #

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