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Windows 7: New file name save problem

11 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 Professional
New file name save problem

Can anyone out there help please. Whenever I save a new file I usually click on a previous file and then change the files name but Windows 7 always wants to overwrite. For example I change scene1 to scene2 when I press save it always ask "are you sure you want to overwrite scene1". I always have to write the file from scratch which is time consuming when you are saving many files a day. It did the same in vista but is fine in XP. Any solutions welcome?

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11 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

What happens if you take 'ownership' of the file?
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12 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 Professional

Ive not looked into ownerships yet but I was having a play last night and it only happens when i am saving in 3ds max 2009 so Im guessing its a bug in the program. Other versions of 3ds max did the same thing in vista so I think I need to visit the autodesk forums for an answer unless the sevenforums guys have a clue.
I will check permissions tonight.
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29 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 professional

Hi, I'm having the same problem. Found any solution yet?
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29 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

I should say that I do not have this problem.

If I want to save a file in whatever program then as usual an Explorer window shows up with some sort of suggestion for the new file name. If I want to use a name similar to an existing file, I simply click on that file in the directory tree, then change the name as I want and then save the new file with the chosen name. I can put it in any directory as well.

I am not familiar with 3ds max 2009 though, so if this software does not use the Explorer dialog, then maybe it has a bug or something. With the software I usually use there is no problem.
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29 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 professional

I'm having this problem in 3ds max and in sketchup. Other programs don't seem to have this problem.

Attaching a screenshot showing the problem -

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