Renaming image replaces images

May 4, 2011 at 03:28:34
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Dual Core Socket AM2 64-bit Processor.
When renaming an image file it replaces the image with a copy of another image in the folder. I've never had this problem before. It has only recently come up.

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#1
May 4, 2011 at 07:43:25
Are you using a new name that is already in use? Are you retaining the correct file extension?

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#2
May 4, 2011 at 08:52:10
The file names are ImageXX with consecutive numbers and you get a warning asking if you want to replace that file if you try use a number already in use. I haven't altered the extension. I've checked and they are all JPEG Image.

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#3
May 4, 2011 at 09:35:53
I think I understand now. My digital camera labels the same way. What I do is copy the image to another location and then rename it. I leave the original as it is. I also make folders and copy or cut and paste to those folders with descriptive names like Christmas 2010.

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#4
May 4, 2011 at 10:29:24
I did as you suggested: copied and pasted the required image in another location, renamed it, then copied and pasted it back into the original folder. And what do you think happened? Up popped the unwanted image.

In any case, I shouldn't have to do all this. I've always renamed images without any problems before.


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#5
May 4, 2011 at 11:53:08
I agree you shouldn't need to.

Did you recently install any new software like Infranwiew?

Are the icons for the files the same as they have always been or different?


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#6
May 4, 2011 at 14:20:53
No, I haven't installed any new software for a long time. The icons are the same as they have always been.

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#7
May 4, 2011 at 15:03:14
As a test I just tried renaming a file I didn't card about from the numerical to a word. The result was the original number is no longer in the sequence and the file with the word name went down below the number sequence. So mine work as they should.

When renaming do you leave the file extension and just highlight the numbers? That is how I do it, although you should be able to type the new name, a period and then the file extension.


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#8
May 4, 2011 at 23:45:41
I normally just highlight the number in the file name and replace it with the number in the sequence that I want, but I have been experimenting with all kinds of ways of replacing it. The unwanted image keeps coming up. Once again, I have to say I've never had this problem before. Something has gone wrong somewhere.

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