This works fine for me; is it happening only for a particular file?
Can you share your test file with exact steps to replicate the issue or share a recording of the problem.
Unfortunately I cannot share the test file (though it seems to work ok in a brand new file). So I was, and have in the past, always received this dialog box - allowing me to replace the duplicate symbols, duplicate the duped symbols, or place in a duplicated symbols folder. Then it just stopped working in these files. So I am wondering if this is something that can be turned off/on? scratch disk or RAM issue?
It is a pretty simple mundane process:
1) Within a movieclip - select all the layers (which include mc symbols)
2) Edit > Timeline > Copy Layers
3) Select the other open file - select and edit in place a movieclip
4) Edit > Timeline > Paste Layers
5) The layers are pasted - and the duplicate symbols are replaced (these duplicates are located in other mc's of this file) - no option (Resolve Library Conflict dilaog box) given
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It may have to do with how your library is organized (folder structure)..
Is the symbol getting overwritten at different levels in source and target library?
Yes - it seems when I paste the layers, the symbols are placed in the library's root - however, it does replace symbols in other folders in the library (I have placed the symbol assets of the existing mc's into folders).
So in the meantime - the dialog box actually appeared for one copy and paste operation in the last 2 days - I did not do anything differently. It appears to be a bit buggy (no I am not a newbie - I have been using Flash since v4). … though could it possibly be due to the size of the assets copied from the pasteboard?