|Well, the "save as" dialog box opens and of course it asks me what directory I want to save it in and the filename is already filled in with the name of the file I'm downloading or saving, but I would say 8 times out of 10, it appends a number in brackets to the filename. And it does not have to do with it checking to see if there is another file by the name already in the directory because it will use the same number if I were to save it again. For instance, I opened a pdf on the web and read it and decided to save a copy. When the "save as" dialog opened up, it had the default save directory and the filename was set to the name of the pdf with a .pdf appended to the file name. (ex. marketing.pdf). |
Just for a kick, I opened the file on the web a second time, and clicked to save it and when the "save as" dialog opened, it again showed "marketing.pdf" as the default filename to save with, although this time there is already a file by that name in the directory from me saving it the first time, so it's not checking nor do I believe it has anything to do with appending a number because it detects a file with that name is already there. (Of course if I do hit save and a file with that name is already there, it will tell me so and ask if I want to replace it, as normal).
But as I originally said, in the majority of cases, it will append a number in brackets even if there is no other file in the directory with that name already, or even if the directory is empty! I have lots of files with an appended number in brackets in many directories because I did not take the time to remove it from the default filename when I saved them.
I'm thinking there must be away to disable XP from appending numbers in brackets to the filename when saving, but I have as of yet to find it...