Unfortunately we do not allow importing of files which contain mostly the same entries so so exporting + editing + importing is unlikely to work. We support importing of CSV data. You may be able to export to RIS, trash your papers, import your modified RIS file, then restore the trashed papers, then use the duplicates filter to merge the entries, but this whole flow is prone to produce some edge cases and the merging process may not favor your edits.
It is likely easiest to add all the papers you wish to process to a folder, then select the first paper and open the edit box with Shift + E, make your edits and use the “Save and Next” button to proceed to the next paper in the folder.
You can also try selecting the papers and pressing Shift + A to auto-update their metadata. This may improve the metadata, depending on where the papers were imported from.