Save As - file already exists

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bob Lund, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Bob Lund

    Bob Lund Guest

    Scenario: I want to save a new file using "Save As" with a similar filename
    to an existing file

    1. In the Save As window I select the desired destination folder (SAVE IN:)

    2. In the file window I find a file with a similar filename to the one I
    want to name the new file and single click it to select it - this also copies
    that filename into the filename textbox below

    3. I go to the filename textbox and modify the filename to be a unique name.

    4. When I press SAVE button, a popup informs me that I'm trying to overwrite
    the file I'd origninally selected above. NOT GOOD

    This mechanism worked fine in XP Home and saves a lot of work doing a "Save
    As" operation if I want to save a new file by changing only a couple
    characters of an existing files filename.

    Why doesn't this work in Vista Home Premium?

    Thanks for the suggestions and/or fix!
    Bob Lund, Apr 10, 2007
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    LaRoux Guest

    Sorry I don't have a fix but wanted to confirm that I've seen this also. As
    a curios sort, I went ahead and told it to overwrite. It saved the file with
    the new name just exactly how you would expect and left the "original" file
    unaltered. So except for the warning dialog, it works correctly.
    LaRoux, Apr 10, 2007
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  3. Bob Lund

    Bob Lund Guest

    Thanks! That's very helpful!

    So it appears that the code looks at the highlighted filename when checking
    for an existing file rather than the filename in the textbox.

    Doesn't sound like a tough bug to fix.
    And we found it! :)
    Bob Lund, Apr 11, 2007
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