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Standard User Littleseen
(learned) Sun 22-Jan-12 16:31:14
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Ever-repeating file names/ Surely not!


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I am getting fotos sent to me from friends who are apparently now using newly-acquired iPhones. Windows keeps on telling me when I try to save their fotos that I already have them. Is this a feature of iPhone that it repeats the same old & unchangeable file id's or should I look in Windows itself for a solution?

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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 22-Jan-12 19:42:19
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I've not seen this with my iPhone, it must be said.. Normally the file name is just incremental, IIRC.
Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Sun 22-Jan-12 19:48:11
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If 2 friends send send 1 photo each and the file name is the same eg 00001.jpg then windows will ask the question. Just rename one of the files.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Jan-12 19:53:57
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Is it not common courtesy for the sender to rename the photo to something meaningful before sending it? shocked

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Jan-12 20:07:43
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Can you not save the images in different directories?

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Sun 22-Jan-12 20:19:11
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What's common courtesy got to do with anything. If I send a file to someone I can name it as anything I want.

The point is if Windows finds another file with the same name in the same folder you get the option to rename it.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Jan-12 20:39:38
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In reply to a post by broadband66:
What's common courtesy got to do with anything
For one thing it is one way of letting you know who your true friends are.

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Sun 22-Jan-12 20:49:21
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What? So you send me a file that is named 0005.jpg and it clashes with a file in my folder named 0005.jpg.

Are you saying you would be miffed if I altered to be 0005_gomezz.jpg. If that's the case then I'm glad I'm not your friend. The file sent then belongs to me and I can even delete it if I wish.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Jan-12 21:32:15
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Not off my phone you can't. It is no longer your photograph. So you do not mind your friends carelessly making things awkward for you needing you to do extra work. I expect you are very popular.

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Mon 23-Jan-12 13:41:42
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I couldn't make head nor tail of your last post.

The whole point of the post, as I suspect you haven't got to grips with, is if persons A & B happen to send person C different files but with the same filename then C has to alter at least 1 of the filenames assuming they are to be stored in the same folder.

Is that a crime?

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