Be able to click an existing file name when choosing file path for exporting, and have your export be automatically re-named to that
This was a feature in non-beta Premiere
This has been fixed in version 22.5 which is available now. There is a slight difference between Mac and Windows that you should be aware of. On Mac you can select any file with any file extension to copy the name. On Windows, the default is to only show the same file extensions you are trying to save. So if you are exporting a .mp4 and want to copy the name from a .mov, Windows makes this hard - it hides the .mov files from you. We are working to fix that specific issue on our end somehow since it's a silly limitation. This is the same behavior as the legacy export mode. There is a workaround on Windows though. Type *.* (star dot star) and hit Enter in the filename field. This will show all files in the directory. This is a function of Windows that Premiere Pro has very little control over but we are still looking into it to see what we can do. I'm marking this request as completed, because I think the change we made addresses the request here. Thank you all for bearing with us while we worked this out.
Pedro Ramos commented
This update also don't suit those who work for other people, this is, when you need approval on ur projects. After all, you have all this fancy menu with Social network tabs, where u can send the work directly to the cloud, but its pointless. I still need to render out the videos offline or send it to google drive, to send to other people, and then I'll need to return to premiere to render it again and so on. The update looks like it was made for those who work for themselves (youtubers) but not for those who will use rarely this menu. Just count the time u waste on clicking in hidden windows when u previously only needed to scroll down), the time you waste to choose the path, plus to go inside folder through explorer and bring the technical file name and type it on premiere. Its madness.
Erik Parys commented
Just want to add my voice to what has been said already: the way clicking the filename enabled you to choose folder and copy the name of an existing file in one action was already perfect. If you can just keep this function exactly as it was (why two different actions for filename and output folder? Because Resolve does it? :P) then I'll make peace with the new export tab. If not I'll complain about it to my peers for decades to come, and nobody wants that ;)
edit: actually it also annoys me that you have to dig down so much just to change the bitrate, but that's for another post...
Pedro Ramos commented
Having the same problem here. The fact you can't see any file while you're picking up the destination folder is so frustrating. When dealing with a lot of files and versions, its important to see all the names already in the folder. Can't you create an option in preferences to use the classic export window?
Emile Rizk commented
I'll try to be clear.
Before when you clicked on the name of your file in the export tab it opened an explorer window and you could directly select your previous export file, which changed the name of your current export to match the previous one and then you only had to change the V2 for V3 at the end of the name for example.
But now the new behavior open an explorer window that is only looking for folders and no longer files. So impossible to highlight your last export. You have to manually go look for it outside premiere, ctrl+c the name, go back to premiere in export tab and then ctrl+v and then change the number at the end, it's just WAYYYY too long compared to before.
Also to add to that. Before with only one click on the file name you could change the export location and the file name at the same time, now you need to do 2 separate thing to do the same as before. Just revert back to the way it was : combine the file name and location entry so that when you click on the file name in the export tab, it directly open the explorer window and there you change the location and the file name directly. I love you Adobe but sometimes you guys are just changing things for the sake of it, how about keep what works, stop with the nonstop changes and just focus on the stability of the program?
Brian Seay commented
I mean yes but i used to avoid typing the file name over and over and now i have to, even if it highlights it
William Whitehead commented
Previously when you were exporting the file, you could select an already existing file to replace and the file would then be named that file as well. Now, you have to name the file before selecting the folder export. Please return that setting so that when I need to re-export multiple times to change small things, it's a lot easier
Zach Delano commented
The new export interface with 22.3.0 build 121 doesn't allow me to see previous versions of exports in a folder, only pick a target folder. This is extremely irritating because I export multiple versions of many videos each day and don't want to go to each folder outside premiere to see what version I'm exporting so I can name it correctly. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!
Brian Seay commented
With the New update, I am no longer able to click a previous file to bring the name of the file into my new export.
For example, I use very specific file names and rewriting them is annoying, therefore I used to, when choosing the file location, be able to click on a previous file, which would copy that file name to the file I was currently exporting, which then I could just change a number. Please please fix this.
In the picture below, these files used to not be greyed out and I used to be able to click them then change one character in the export screen.
It defaults to the sequence name which is not what I used when naming a file
Erica Habedank commented
Upon export, I used to be able to click on a existing file name and have it auto-populate the file name. Can't do that now.
Jamie Woods commented
Just in the previous version, when exporting, you should be able to click on a previous file to overwrite it.
For example if I exported a video that sits on the desktop, and decide to export again, I want to click on the previous file, accept that it will be overwritten and then export. That feature has dissapeared with the updated export workflow