Lightroom Classic: Add Option to overwrite files when using multiple export presets

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Usually when exporting an image and the filename already exists, Lightroom asks you if you want to overwrite the files, or use unique file names. However if you are exporting with  multiple export presets selected, Lightroom will just use unique filenames without asking. Can you add a dialog to ask what to do, as happens when not using multiple export presets.
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Mark Fisher

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Yves Crausaz

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Hello, simply, add a sufix to the filname of the exported file for all presets and after no problems....
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I want to keep the same filenames though, and overwrite the files.
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Si on utilise plusieurs presets pour faire plusieurs formats de fichiers de sortie, c'est quand-même préférable que ceux-ci soit différenciés ....

Donc filename + "1000px".jpg et filname + "2000px".jpg par exemple comme ça pour un même fichier on pourra sélectionner 2 preset et avoir 2 fichiers de sortie différent, et si on veut refaire la sortie, les fichiers seront écrasé si dans la description des preset on choisit "Remplacer SANS AVERTISSEMENT" dans chaque preset.

If they use several presets to make several formats of files of exit, it is when - even preferable as these is differentiated....

Therefore one filename ' 1000px ' and filname ' 2000px ' for instance just like that for the same file will be able to choose 2 preset and have 2 files of exit different, and if they want to do again the exit, files will be crushed if in the description of preset they choose ' Replace WITHOUT WARNING ' in every preset.

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Ah, thank you, I did not see the "Existing Files" selection. Overwrite WITHOUT WARNING, will suit my purpose, assuming that this option is actually honoured, unlike the Ask what to do option.

I would prefer it though, if the Ask what to do option is honoured when selected and multiple presets are used, as it would cause me less anxiety if I was asked what to do on an export-by-export basis.
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I have the same issue as Mark.  For batch export I want to have all of the export options related to existing files that are available for single export.  I have tried both "overwrite" and "ask" options in the presets, but neither are honored; LR insists on creating a new filename.