I sent an email with link to a file in my Google Drive. I now update my file, but Google Drive creates another file when I upload again. This means that the link in my sent email still points to the old file.

How can the recipient of the email get the latest file from the previous link I sent?

BTW: Would uploading to Dropbox solve the problem?

  • I have internet access, which is why I can upload files.
    – Tim
    Commented Sep 25, 2014 at 22:57

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Is it necessary for you to re-upload the file each time you edit it?

If you edit the file through the Google Drive web interface (drive.google.com) rather than on a local/desktop application, I don't believe it will alter the URL.

Do you have "Drive" installed as an application on your computer so that the files in your Google Drive show up in a local folder on your computer? When you edit files in that folder, it shouldn't require you to re-upload the file.

If you don't want to edit in Google Drive online or in the local Google Drive folder, perhaps your best bet is to edit in whatever local application you prefer, then copy and paste your changes into the Google Drive (online) version.

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