Problem saving files

David C. davidocoker at
Tue Jul 6 11:56:47 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM, David C. <davidocoker at> wrote:
>> I just ran a test and was unable to reproduce the prompt:
>> I used "ask file whatever", and in the OS putfile dialog I typed the name of
>> an existing file but without the extension.  The dialog did not prompt that
>> this was a duplicate name.   I also tried a different extension, with the
>> same result.
>> The only time I could get the OS dialog to report that the file name was the
>> same as an existing file was when I included the file extension matching the
>> existing file.
>> This is consistent with Rev's behavior too, since it will only overwrite the
>> file if the complete name of the file is an exact match of an existing one.
>> Do you have a recipe for getting the OS dialog to report a duplicate name
>> when the extension is different?  Which OS are you using?
>> --
>>  Richard Gaskin
> Hi Richard,
> I'm using the code exactly as was shown in my original post, with the
> exception of the actual filename and extension which I made more
> generic for the sake of example. Here is the code again as well:
> on SaveTheFile
>  ask file "Save project as:" with filter "MYFL file,*.myfl"
>  if it <> "" then
>     put it into tfile
>     put fld "save list" into tFiletoSave
>     put tFileToSave into url ("file:" &  tfile & ".myfl")
>  else
>     exit to top
>  end if
>  end SaveTheFile
> I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium with admin privileges and the UAC turned on.
> Best regards,
> David C.

After reading your message again I realized that just typing in the
filename of an existing file *does not* create the prompt as you
described *and* does overwrite the file without duplicating the
extension. However, if I select the file using the mouse, I then get
the prompt with the file duplication and doubled up extension.

Sorry for not paying closer attention to your message.

Best regards,
David C.

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