How to stop appending numbers to filenames

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Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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At some point in time, Photoshop began appending sequential numbers (-1, -2, -3, etc) to filenames when a file is opened multiple times during the same session. It didn't do this before. It seems to assume I want to create a new version of the file when I Save As. I don't. I want to overwrite the old version. I have to edit the filename before saving, and if I'm not paying attention, I end up with multiple versions of the same file, which is not what I want. Is there a way to turn off this automatic appending of sequential numbers?

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Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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Hi @laraffray 


Can you check what you have in Preferences > File Handling > File Saving Options:

  • Enable Legacy Save As
  • Do not append Copy to filename

 

~ Jane 

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Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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@laraffray  – Would this be the same file opened from Adobe Camera Raw?

 

Are you opening as smart objects?

 

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