Allow users to update files by "upload(ing) new version(s)" of files similar to what can be done to a file in Box.com
On Box.com, users can update files by clicking "upload new version." This would be a great feature to add to OneDrive for management of files that can't be edited with Microsoft Office web apps.
The fact that this is not a menu feature puts Microsoft well behind other cloud competitors, especially for anyone in design or dealing with enterprise accts where ppl lose links all the time.
Requiring new link generation or same file name is a poor understanding of your customer's needs. Often times updated versions DO NOT use the same file name (insane to think thats the norm). Please take a note from competitors and make this an accessible menu tool. It's already bad enough our clients require us to use this platform over others with less red tape.
Actually, you can do that right now... but it's not clear at first how to do it.
You just upload the file via the browser and if it has the same name and extension it will ask you if you want to replace it.
Seems like this feature is already there, it's just not showing up how people are expecting it to show up, i.e. via a menu option that says "upload and updated version". It just does this silently when you copy an updated file over and existing file, both in the browser and using the file system (e.g. Windows Explorer on PC) - haven't tried command line though.
Both ways I used resulted in OneDrive showing the updated version as part of the file history, and retained all the other information of the file that was originally in OneDrive, including past file history, access, and sharing. The browser version freaked me out for a moment because it first showed the overwritten file as a "new file" and "unshared", and 5 seconds later it showed as an updated version of the original with all the previous settings and history retained.
Is this still not possible? It needs fixing!
Wow...have been using box for long time. Cant believe onedrive doesn't allow you to upload a new version of the document at same link.
Are we in 2019 ?
We just moved to OneDrive from Box and its unbelievable that this feature is not present. Please add it.
Wilco Troost commented
This would be a very welcome feature for us and our customers providing that it is available in the Graph API.
We now use OneDrive instead of Box in our enterprise and this is VERY painful for us for generating a new shared link and spread out to all of places where we need to.
Please think about it as we lose too much time because of this.
Maurice Williams commented
This is great, Intralinks does this as well. Doesn't need to be the same name or even file type. Perfect.
I second this.