Topic "No filename collision check on transfer with new name"

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Paul A.
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Version 5.9.4, Commander GUI, Windows 10

When transferring a file, WinSCP checks to see if a file of the same name already exists, and if it does offers a dialog box with a variety of options, including "New name".

If I choose the "New name" option, and enter a new name for the file, WinSCP does not check to see if a file of the new name also exists.

This seems like an important omission. I have at least once lost a file I didn't want to lose because my finger slipped and I submitted a "new name" that was identical to the old one. I can also imagine a situation where I did enter a new name that was inadvertantly the same as another file I also didn't want to lose.
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Thanks for your report. I'll consider it.

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