SOLVED Why can't I see my file?


Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Hi. I'm trying to export a file from a program using "Save As...", but it doesn't show up in file explorer. When I try to export the file a second time, the program tells me that file "...already exists. Do you want to replace it?" But it still does not appear in file explorer.

In the screenshot attached, on the left side you can see the empty contents of "C:\Users\Jeff\Documents\eXtremeGammon\Exports". On the right, you can see a "Confirm Save As" dialog box generated when I try to save the file the second time.

Where is my file? Why can't I see it? And how do I find it?

TY.

Capture.PNG
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Oct 26, 2016
Messages
1,704
Reaction score
463
only thing I can think of that the file is actually hidden. Might want to go in to the folder options and check as shown in the picture

2020-02-07_201113.jpg
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2013
Messages
4,765
Reaction score
927
Presumably you inserted the correct path to "save as"?
I would search your computer for all files as *-mat
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Presumably you inserted the correct path to "save as"?
I would search your computer for all files as *-mat
I copied and pasted the path between windows.
I have never gotten used to Windows (or anyone's) fine, fine search features. I organize my storage and give things meaningful names because search never works right (too many or too few hits, without fail). Here, for example, is a "useful" result of the search of my documents (notice that my directory is within Documents). Below that is the same search on "ThisPC"
1581181525127.png

1581182078647.png
 
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
With each new version of Windows I get increasingly frustrated with its "ease" of use. But this one may not be Windows' fault.

Look closely at the filename in the first picture. You will notice that it has a path in the "File name:" field. This application seems to put that there and I didn't realize. Ironically, it saved the file in the location I actually wanted (jellyfish), but not the one shown in the directory at the top. When I couldn't find it in shown directory, I tried to resave and it said "Hey there's already a file there" -- that is, in the jellyfish.

I've been so frustrated with Windows hidden files and secret directories with the same name (or whatever), that I didn't noticed that. I'm reasonably confident that's what happened.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Nov 19, 2013
Messages
4,765
Reaction score
927
In you examples, I can’t figurecwhat you were actually searching for?Bit of a mixed bunch. Why not try the suggestion(s) with “mat”
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2014
Messages
1,425
Reaction score
280
I don't know about your application. But in the applications that I use, "save as" is not considered the same as "export".

When you save the file, look at the folder location. I'm willing to bet it will not be the export folder.
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2013
Messages
4,765
Reaction score
927
So you found the file? The thread is marked solved.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads


Top