SharePoint Online document library - original metadata lost when replacing documents

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Hello,

My issue is that when replacing/drag&droping the document with an exact name, the metadata that was originally there gets all wiped out, and I end up re-applying all of them. Also, the behavior is inconsistent. In some other document libraries, after replacing the document and losing the metadata values, I re-apply a value in one column, and then SPO auto-fills other fields to match the lost metadata values.

 

Does anyone have any ideas why it happens and how to fix it?

 

Thank you,

Rhea

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