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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


  • 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.

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