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04 Nov, 2014 06:32 PM

I have a end-user who wants to replace a directory with another directory with the same name. The scenario is as follows:
Projects directory
Projects-new directory
Rename Projects to Projects-archive
Rename Projects-new to Projects.
If the Projects directory is renamed to Projects-archive then all the managed links pointing to that will change. How can we replace a directory with one with the same name without first assigning the original directory a temporary name?

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 04 Nov, 2014 07:07 PM

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    Hi Charles,

    Your steps are definitely a valid way of accomplishing this; however, as you mentioned this will lead to existing relationships pointing to the new, "archived" location.

    Another way to accomplish this and to help minimize the need to update existing relationships would be to copy the original folder to an "archived" name and overwrite the existing assets. This way the existing relationships remain intact.

    Either way, you may need to update relationships somewhere during the process. With your method, it's more obvious where the incorrect relationships are because they will be pointing to the archived folder, as opposed to perhaps not pointing to an asset at all (if there are links to assets that were removed in the new folder).

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


  2. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 14 Nov, 2014 09:38 PM.

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