MYOB changing file name

Contributing User Whiskers
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Contributing User

MYOB changing file name

When I save my file MYOB adds the word copy twice. Eg: COPY [name of file] copy.myo


I know I can just delete the additional words but I would like to know why this has just started happening.


MYOB Moderator Neil_M
5,061 Posts
MYOB Moderator
New Zealand

Re: MYOB changing file name

Hi @Whiskers


Thanks for your question


When you save a file with the same name as another file in the same location, different operating systems handle this in different ways. Most systems will not allow you to have two files with the same name and extension, instead handle this in different ways. Some systems will overwrite the existing file, while others will add additional text to the file name to make it different.


To avoid this happening, I recommend making sure that the location of the file that you are saving this file to doesn’t have any files with the same name as what you are trying to save.


Do let us know how you get on with this

Kind regards,
MYOB Client Support
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