Save action over riding files

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Hi all,

I've just bought a new laptop and I am adding a 'save action' to photoshop on it. My previous action on my PC was exactly the same and I never had an issue. This time I am finding the action overrides the previous file so I only ever have one file saved. I am not changing the file name just clicking 'save' but it just saves as the file name that the original file I used to create the action. Any advice to save me pulling my hair out and having to save each file manually?

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Tanya

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Please provide a screenshot of the action save step expanded and wide enough to view all content.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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It's a pretty simple action. After I convertmy file using my filters to get a colour and my black and while version I then save the colour one to one folder then the B&W one to another.

 

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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You didn't expand the save step so that the recorded item can be viewed. The panel also needs to be wide enough so that no details are chopped off.

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Whoops sorry.

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As you can see from my screenshot I have tried 2 differnt methods to save my files. First method I tried Ctr+Shft+S to bring up the save options. The 2nd time I went through the File > Save As. Same result.

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Examples:

 

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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It's a common problem:

 

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https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/i-cannot-create-an-action-to-save-a-j...

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/problem-in-actions/m-p/13043122

 

Don't even click or glance sideways at the name area, just navigate to the save folder and hit OK.

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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Thanks heaps. I got it working and it is saving me a lot of time!

Tanya

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