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Capture One is putting an extra number in file name

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  • OddS.

    > Michael Graste: put an extra number like 1 or 2 behind the 4 digit standard numbers

    If C1 is to save to an image file name that already exists, I believe C1 will not overwrite the existing file, but rather save/write to a new image file with a space and a number appended to the file name.

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  • Keith R
    Top Commenter

    If C1 is to save to an image file name that already exists, I believe C1 will not overwrite the existing file, but rather save/write to a new image file with a space and a number appended to the file name.

    That would make sense for output files - tiffs, say - but these are the RAW files being renumbered.

    The logic might still follow, but it would mean that there are pre-existing RAFs with the same name in the input/capture folder.

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  • OddS.

    > Keith R:  it would mean that there are pre-existing RAFs

    Obviously, and they may have been placed there using any of the many methods available for creating or copying/moving files to that location, with or without C1 involved.

     

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  • Michael Graste

    So basically what you're saying is that if I'm going to move files, is that we have to pay close attention to whether the photos haven't already been placed in the same folder once? Otherwise he makes a copy and C1 adds an extra number such as number 1 or 2?

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  • Ian Wilson
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    It's not clear whether you are on Mac or Windows, but on a Mac doesn't MacOS add numbers like that when there are two copies of a file? It may not be Capture One that's doing it.

    Ian

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  • Michael Graste

    Hi Ian, 

    I am on a Mac, But i did not move it outside C1. 
    We are only moving files between different maps in C1. 

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  • Keith R
    Top Commenter

    So basically what you're saying is that if I'm going to move files, is that we have to pay close attention to whether the photos haven't already been placed in the same folder once? Otherwise he makes a copy and C1 adds an extra number such as number 1 or 2?

    I'm not really saying anything - I'm just commenting on what I'm seeing - but it does seem to be that's what's happening, yes?

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  • OddS.

    > Michael Graste: ...C1 adds an extra number such as number 1 or 2?

    You probably already knew that each file in a folder must have a unique name. Writing to an existing file name means overwriting the file with new content. Some systems and applications will let you do that, typically with a warning and some way for you to confirm that you want to overwrite the file. Other systems and applications will follow your orders with no questions asked, they do overwrite if you say so. Yet other systems and applications will handle the name collision by silently creating a new file with a filename unique to that folder, often by appending a number or letter code to the existing filename. If filename A exists, try A 1. If filename A1 also exists, try A 2, etc.

    C1 is, at least partly, in that last category and may silently write to a new file with a unique filename constructed as explained.

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  • Albert

    Not sure if you have solved this, but make sure your C1 Trash is properly emptied.

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  • Robin Procter

    > Albert ....

    In C1 22 how do I empty a Session Trash properly please?

    I can't see the option via the top Menu bar drop downs (on a Mac). 

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  • Ian Wilson
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    Right click the Trash folder (or in fact anywhere in the Library tool) and choose Empty Session Trash.

    Ian

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  • Gary Hughes

    Same issue for me, but after reading this thread, I don't believe I have the same cause. I am in a new session, a 3 day session, not moving or renaming any files except for filtering to my 5 stars, select all, move to selects folder via right click. I still end up with files name FileName-2376 1.arw, FileName-2377 1.arw, and there absolutely is not a file named FileName-2376.arw or FileName-2377.arw already there. Been seeing this for months. No idea how it is happening and it's a pain to have to batch rename all these to clean it up. Any thoughts on how this can happen without a pre-existing file by the same name? MacBook Pro and this issue has happened for every version of C1 for over a year now.

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  • Ege

    I had the same issue and found the reason for my case. For certain raw files in the folder there were xmp files left over from Lightroom when I browsed them over there. For every raw file that has a xmp sidecar, batch renaming on Capture One added the number 1 after the counter to the file name even though there wasn't any file with same name and .raf extension. After deleting the xmp's and doing the batch renaming the issue was gone.

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