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Explore Duplicate Detection

We let you know if you're uploading the same asset into a board!

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Written by Caroline Congdon
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Who can use duplicate detection?

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✏️ Anyone with edit access to the workspace, library, or board

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  • Can only be activated within a single board

  • Functionality of duplicate detection cannot apply workspace-wide

  • The data used to identify duplicates is limited to file name. Air does not use any image recognition to identify duplicates.

Duplicate detection is an essential feature that helps keep your assets and boards organized. As your file changes with edits, use the duplicate detection to keep up with the alterations. Here, we will explain how Air auto-detects duplicate assets and what happens when duplicates are detected.

Duplicate asset name found

When an asset with the same name is uploaded to a board, Air will automatically detect it. Auto-detection only happens at the board level; uploads to All assets & files will not be checked. The modal requires you to choose how to proceed with the detected item before the upload completes on Air.

Stacking duplicates as new versions

An item stacked as a new version will allow the newly uploaded file to be linked to its counterpart. The new upload becomes the cover version for the asset stack.

Uploading duplicates as separate items

Choosing not to stack a duplicated asset as a new version allows the newly uploaded asset to be kept as a separate asset with the same name. Air will not rename the asset. If a user wants to stack the assets at a later date, you can manually create stacks right within Air!

Cancelling uploads for item

When you decide to cancel the item, Air allows your upload to proceed, leaving behind the duplicate item.

Apply this choice to all duplicates

Don't want to spend forever choosing the same option for your duplicates over and over again? Bulk action one choice across an upload of multiple items with ease. Checking this option prior to continuing ensures your upload is smooth and seamless.


For more information on asset versions, please refer to our Versions and Asset Stacking help center article.

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