I have been scanning, editing and saving photographs for several weeks. Initially if I inadvertently selected an existing file name I received the Windows 7 version of the old Windows warning "File xxxxx already exists, Do you want to overwrite it?". Suddenly today I found I was not getting that warning with Corel Photo-Paint and that files were being overwritten. I checked this phenomena with Word 2007 by creating a temp.docx file then creating a new page and using the Save As command with the same file name. It overwrote the original without giving me any warning. I also tried with a temp.txt file in Word and strangely that happily overwrote the original without any warning YET when I tried in Wordpad, the Windows 7 version of the warning appeared.
A computer guru friend of mine found he had the same glitch so he made a change to his registry that solved the problem and sent me the following message
- Open Regedit
- In the Edit menu select Find
- Type SaveAs in the find window and click on FindNext
- SaveAs will be found under the Control Centre Heading
- Double click on SaveAs to open parameters window.
- Change value from 0 to 1
- Close Edit and reboot.
This will enable the overwrite prompt.
When I looked for his suggested "SaveAs" I could not find one in my registry. Amazingly when he went to find out the exact location of his change he found that it had been made in a Brother Printer section - but it solved his overwrite prompt problem in Word 2007!!!
I have some CORELDRAW registry entries that contain "SaveAs" in their text lines and have 12 as the value. I have checked on my XP system and 12 is also the value used so I do not think a change there will do anything - particularly because the glitch is also happening in Word. I have also checked options available within COREL PHOTO-PAINT.
I would greatly appreciate a solution because I have a large number of photos to scan and store and having to scroll through a long list every time to ensure I do not overwrite a file will be a pain in the but.
When copying files from one folder to another the 'Copy and Replace' and "Don't Copy' options appear as they should.