Default Settings when uploading Existing File to SharePoint
When you copy a file to SharePoint there is the option to Overwrite Existing Files. In addition you can right-click an existing file to use the property values from the existing file as defaults for the uploaded file.
In many use cases we will have a scenario where we receive an updated copy of an existing file and will want to upload this to create a new version that inherits the existing property values. Is it possible to set this action as the default when the folder selected for upload contains a file with the same name?
Obviously this would require the software to check for a file of the same name and this could cause performance issues so an alternative could be that the user, knowing that the file is already, selects an option to default the properties and the file properties are looked up at the point that Save is clicked (warn/error if file not found)
This would save a lot of time on this action for the user. It would also make sense that a user can set this option enabled as default as required.
I have attached a screenshot of the current method with a comment added.
Thanks for the suggestion - I think that the ability to use the properties of a previously saved item is a great time saver - and I like the idea of highlighting this!