I’ve just noticed that a newer deck I’ve imported appears to have overwritten the sounds for an older deck. I didn’t create either deck, but I think I’ve worked out what the issue is, but not how to solve it.
The original deck is for learning English IPA. If I click edit on the problematic cards, I notice many of the sound files have names like “y.mp3”. The new deck is for learning how to say the German alphabet. All its file names are similar, e.g. “y.mp3”. Now when I review the English IPA deck, I get the German alphabet sounds for many of the letters.
I looked in the Anki media folder, and it appears to just store all media files in one big folder, so I can only find the audio files from the newer deck where the names clash. It seems importing the new deck just overwrote the old one’s sounds without warning.
If I’m creating my own decks in the future, I’ll try to give audio files names that are unique to the deck, but this doesn’t help for situations like this when importing third party decks.
How can I fix this, and what can I do in the future to avoid this when importing decks created by others?