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File Name Suffixed by Computer Name

I have just noticed that most of my frequently used documents have a very strange file name. Basically the last version but one has the valid name and the latest has the valid name suffixed by the computer name.

So, my PC name is KenLap10

an example is a file that should be investments.xls

the previous version is named investments.xls
the current version is name investments-KenLap10.XLS

This has happened to about 10 current documents in my data folder but also to about five that I haven't touched for months and you can see by the file size that it hasn't been changed. I might have thought that this was down to my using an ancient version of Office but I have seen it happen to .txt files also.


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Sorry, I should say that it's the files that I haven't touched for ages where the two files are the same size so haven't changed but with recently updated documents the "real" file name contains the previous version and the one with the computer name suffix is the latest - the file sizes are definitely different.

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Hello @KenBuchanan-4168

  1. Did you make any new configurations update before this happen?

  2. what's operating system of your computer?

  3. Do both versions exist together?

  4. Would there computer virus?

  5. Did you joined any domain?

  6. Are all the problematic files exist on the same folder?


Thanks
Karlie



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KenBuchanan-4168 answered ·

Hi Karlie,

Probably the only thing I did around this time was to switch off OneDrive.

My PC is Windows 10 Home 64 bit

Yes, both versions exist side by side

I thought virus but my Norton 360 is fully up to date

No, didn't join a domain

The problematic files are not in one folder but they are in one tree - c:\data\ken and all its sub-folders. This is where I keep my data and not within my profile so I don't think OneDrive accessed it.

thanks,

Ken

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Hi Ken,

I would like to know how's the issue going on your side. Is the problem still exist?


Thanks
Karlie

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Hello,

No, I'm glad to say that it has not happened again.

thanks,

Ken

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Thanks for updating!
Have a great day !

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