Get "file already exists" on trying to save a new file (after rename)

abramo3xx

New Member
Hello,

Quite often I receive a PDF file by email (e.g. a monthly bill) that I want to save with similar PDF files (e.g. former bills of the same company) in the same folder.

To avoid to write the complete file name, in the "save as..." menu I click on a former file with similar name (e.g. phone_bill_2013_January), then adapt the name (e.g. phone_bill_2013_February).

When I click "save", windows vista says "files already exists" although I modified the name.

I saw on www.vistax64.com that this problem was already discussed:
...vista-general/76009-get-file-already-exists-trying-save-new-file-after-rena
and
.../vista-general/55505-save-file-already-exists

and it seems that this bug was already fixed.

How can I fix it on my computer?

Thank you very much for help.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Abramo, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The issue is that it uses the original name when comparing files in the save to location. It doesn't actually get renamed until it's saved.

You should be able to use the "Copy, but keep both" option like below for this work. Worse case, you'll have to rename it again if it does keep the new name after being copied.

restore_file_shadow2.png

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 
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