How to replace a file in Google Drive with a new version

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Overview:

If you want to replace an import file in the Web Interface of Google Drive it will not overwrite the existing file but a second file is created. This is because Google Drive does not work with file names but with file id's

 

How to:

If you want to upload a file by using the Web Interface of Google Drive you have to do this through Manage Revision - Upload New Version in Google Drive.

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Note: This issue does not occur when using the local Google Drive application.