If you have not already, we suggest setting your Plex username to something else rather than email which is displayed on your posts in forum. You can change the username at https://app.plex.tv/desktop#!/account
Welcome to our forums! Please take a few moments to read through our Community Guidelines (also conveniently linked in the header at the top of each page). There, you'll find guidelines on conduct, tips on getting the help you may be searching for, and more!

Change media file name without creating "new" item

JsaterdalenJsaterdalen Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

It used to be possible to rename a file, such as a movie, and have Plex refresh and see that new filename without triggering Plex to show it as a recently added item.

Currently, if I change a file name (say, 'Blade Runner.mkv' to 'Blade Runner (1982)') and do a library Scan, Plex treats it as a new item.

Is there any way to get around this?

Best Answer

Answers

  • JsaterdalenJsaterdalen Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Figured it out. In that specific instance I had copied a new compression of the video over (with the new name), then deleted the old copy. Then I went and scanned the Library again. I assumed this would be the same as renaming but Plex didn't think so. Treated it like a new copy.

    Renaming first, scanning library, then copying new video over seemed to do the trick.

Sign In or Register to comment.