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Old January 18th, 2019, 05:01 PM
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Question Saving Image Files

I now have Windows 10, and I'd like to know "if" there's a way of saving images/pictures that have the same file name, to one folder? When I was using Windows 7 I could select to save an image/picture to a folder, and if that folder had an image/picture with the same file name, I was given the option to Replace the existing file name, or Skip Saving the file I wanted the Save, or Keep Both Files, in which the file I am saving would create a number (in brackets) at the end of the file name. In Windows 10 I do not see these options, and it is very frustrating since I do often move/save image/picture files into certain folders. As it is now, I am having to re-name the new or old file/s, in order to be able to save both.
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Old January 18th, 2019, 05:58 PM
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Hi Lufbra
Not sure if what I'm telling you is what you're trying to do, but here goes.
I put some pictures in a folder on my desktop (windows 10) and even though they had the file numbers that come out of my camera I renamed them by highlighting all of them, and then right clicked, and renamed them to Christmas 2019, and they then became Christmas 2019(1) Christmas 2019(2) etc.

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Old January 18th, 2019, 09:30 PM
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One discussion I found had over 900 posts about the same complaint...Microsoft added a couple of steps to something that was so easy with Win 7.

When you try to save the file, one of the options you should get is "compare info for both files." Click that and in the window that opens, check both boxes for "Files from folder a" as well as "Files from folder b."

That will add a number to the name of the file you're saving...just like Win7 did without all the clicking and cussing.

Stupid change? Yes. Does Microsoft care it makes life difficult for people, especially for professionals dealing with masses of files at one time? Apparently not.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 06:47 PM
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Thank you very much for the help, Jill and Miz. The method that Miz has posted, is just the one I need, and yes it is so frustrating for MS to make such an easy method of doing it like in W7, so completely different and stupid!!

Once again. many thanks.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 06:59 PM
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Glad that Miz got you straightened out, no thanks to Microsoft.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 09:53 PM
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You're welcome. Glad to help
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 03:58 PM
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Hi there you two's. I have come across another problem with this issue. While using Windows 7 I was able to download pictures/images from my email program (Thunderbird), and it would do the same prompts as I mentioned in my first post. But I have found that with Windows 10 I don't even get the prompts mentioned above, it automatically replaces the pictures/images already in the folder. Do either of you (or anyone else) know a way around this?
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 07:14 PM
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I found a clunky workaround (other than manually adding the number):
Save the file anywhere other than the other same-name file is located.
Open File Explorer, drag the new file to the folder with the original and you'll get the "Compare Info" dialog.
Microsoft has efficiently, with one change, reduced productivity, irritated users and arguably reduced the life of mouse buttons three extra clicks at a time.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 08:28 PM
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I agree with Miz.
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Old January 24th, 2019, 09:09 PM
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I found a clunky workaround (other than manually adding the number):
Save the file anywhere other than the other same-name file is located.
Open File Explorer, drag the new file to the folder with the original and you'll get the "Compare Info" dialog.
Microsoft has efficiently, with one change, reduced productivity, irritated users and arguably reduced the life of mouse buttons three extra clicks at a time.
Thank you Miz, that was the method I had figured out in doing, it's just as you say, irritating! You'd think the idea of new OS's was to help make things even easier, this thing seems to be going backwards!
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Old January 24th, 2019, 09:10 PM
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I agree with Miz.
Me two, and me too, too!
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Old January 24th, 2019, 11:56 PM
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Are you happy now?
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Old January 25th, 2019, 06:52 PM
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Me happy...........NEVER!!

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Old January 26th, 2019, 01:37 AM
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Me happy...........NEVER!!
I pity your poor wife!
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Old January 26th, 2019, 06:40 PM
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I pity your poor wife!
Me too!!!
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