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Duplicate Files

When you import files into OnSong, the filename with which you originally imported the file is retained in the library. This filename is used to uniquely identify the file.

When you are browsing files to import, these files may appear to be faded out to indicate that the file had already been imported. When you attempt to import one or more files with the same original filename, OnSong will recognize these conflicts and give you one of the following options:


This option will update the original file with the new version. For instance, if you've imported a PDF file and made changes to that file, importing it again with the Update option will save the new file over the old file and display it in OnSong.


This option can be used to create a new version of the song with the same file name. This allows you to import songs with the same file name but as different songs.


This option will skip over files that had already been imported. This is handy for preventing updates to existing files but still allows you to import multiple files that may be new.


Cancels the import process, allowing you to change the selection of files.

OnSong 2023 — Last Updated on August 31, 2018