according to the Pixel & Tonic site Assets is capable of doing an replacement of existing files based on filename. It should allow to upload a new version with the same name (providing me with a choice of replacement) and without breaking existing entries' file links.

However that does not seem to work on my install (EE 2.5.5 and Assets 2.1.2 - coming from 2.0.5 and hoping that upgrading would solve my problem), Assets just creates a new file with a and '-1' suffix in the filename

Any thoughts? rg, Tim

  • Tim, have you indexed your directories in Assets?
    – Lisa
    May 3, 2013 at 19:15
  • Yes, I've just did it again. But still the same issue. The upgrade to 2.1.2 seem to have brought me a new issue too... now when uploading the same filename I get "Could not upload the file - server returned an unexpected response. Please check the server settings" -- the file gets uploaded anyway afterwards May 3, 2013 at 19:31
  • Can you go ahead and email super admin details to [email protected], so I can see this directly to help you out? Thank you!
    – Lisa
    May 3, 2013 at 23:21
  • it's in your mailbox! rg, Tim May 4, 2013 at 8:43

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Just as a follow up for people dealing with the same issue. Pixel & Tonic have confirmed this issue and it will be resolved in the next release 2.1.3

This update will normally will be released in the week of the 13th of May



  • 2.1.3 has been released. I've upgraded and all is well now! May 16, 2013 at 20:06

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