If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, by dragging a new one into the folder on my hard drive and ok-ing the replace operation when Windows asks, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to give out a new one?

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    Why don't you try it with a renamed copy? Then you can let us know the answer.
    – AFH
    Oct 13, 2014 at 15:44
  • What about simply testing this out and see what happens. That would be far quicker way to answer your question.
    – mdpc
    Oct 13, 2014 at 15:50
  • I tried this. Got the same link.
    – Prasanna
    Oct 13, 2014 at 15:52
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    I don't know why this was migrated. It's not clearly about the web interface of Google Drive. You can get a "share" link directly from the PC app.
    – ale
    Oct 13, 2014 at 16:40
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    "I don't want to just test this because it's actively linked to" - You "test it" with a different file/link, not the actual file.
    – MrWhite
    Oct 14, 2014 at 7:41

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Uploading a new file with the same name isn't considered the same file. This means the share link will change. If you want to void this, use the 'Manage revisions' feature as explained in this post: Google Drive permalink that doesn't change with new file versions

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