Re: SaveAs dialog changes file-name to save
The Save As dialog box is not used for general file maintenance, like
renaming, deleting, etc. You can do this in Windows Explorer.
Here is how I use this feature. I have cetain websites where I save pages
every few days, these files have very long custom names. When the page has
added new information, I use the Save As dialog box to select the existing
custom named file and click Save. A dialog box appears stating that the file
already exists and do I want to replace the file, I click Yes and the file
You will always get this warning dialog if you select a file that already
If you do happen to accidentally click another file in the Save As dialog
box, you can click the drop down arrow at the right side of the File Name
Box and select the name that was automatically generated when you first
opened the Save As dialog box.
Windows Desktop Experience
"BobF" <BobF.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> SaveAs dialog typically opens with the file-name box filled in with
> the name of the file being saved. E.g. download an internet file by
> using the context menu "Save As" choice. The file-name to be downloaded
> is automatically inserted into the "SaveAs" dialog.
> Very handy!
> Now, if you happen to click on a file in the display pane of the
> "SaveAs" dialog - say by accident or intentionally to delete no longer
> wanted files in that folder, THE FILE NAME TO BE SAVED
> IS CHANGED TO THE LAST FILE YOU CLICKED ON.
> At this point you've lost the name of the file chosen by the web site
> you are downloading from, or if you hit "Save" are running the risk of
> overwriting a file you don't want to overwrite.
> DANGER! DANGER!
> Can anyone explain to me how this is useful?
> Better yet, how can I turn off this feature so the original file-name
> is retained in the "SaveAs" dialog?