I created a property tag (for our purposes we will call it "isFlow") in the LWC js-meta.xml file, and I decided I wanted to change the data type of the property from String to Boolean. After doing this, and trying to deploy, I was confronted with about 13 separate similar errors as shown below.

lwc/xxx.js-meta.xml: You can't change the property type for the 'isFlow' tag specified in targetConfig lightning__RecordPage. The component is in use on a Lightning page.

This question here is similar, but doesn't have a final answer.

My question is since we re-use this component in several places, is there any other way to change/remove this property without having to remove references and save from 13 other places? Then go back add them again? I don't recall design variables in Aura Components being as fussy.

Note: I removed about 6 other properties for security purposes.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<LightningComponentBundle xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata" fqn="ChsServicesAPI">
        <targetConfig targets="lightning__RecordPage,lightning__AppPage,lightning__HomePage,lightningCommunity__Default,lightning__FlowScreen">
            <property name="isFlow" type="String"/> <-- Trying to Change this to Boolean -->

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You can pull your Lightning Pages and other dependent metadata down to your local VS Code, run a Find/Replace across your project, and simply do a force:source:push or force:source:deploy, that will deploy all the changes at once.

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