How to Update a Shared File in Google Drive Without Changing the Shareable Link
When you upload a file with name as an old existing file to google drive, it won’t update the old file but instead, it will save both the files in same name. Google drive allows you to have several files with same name. The drawback is, now this new file will have a new shareable link which is not known by the person with whom we shared old file link.
But no worries, we have an option to keep the old file link to the new file. Go To your Google Drive account in any web browser. Now search and find your file which you want to update, Right click on the file and select “Manage Versions”.
You will get Manage Versions pop up, there click “Upload New Version”.
Now navigate on your system and select the file you want to upload and click “open”.
That’s it. Now your new uploaded file will be named as a current version and all other old files will be named as version 1, version 2 sequent.
Now you can notice there is only one copy is available in your Google Drive Account and Right click on the file and get the link to be shared.
And the link will be old as an original file.
This Manage version feature is available is available only when you access Google drive through web. If you have Google drive desktop app, then you can change it directly and you no need to do changes in Manage Versions.
Now you might clear in how to update shared file in Google drive without changing the shareable link.
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