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File save location awareness to avoid duplicate and lost files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235472D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Mar-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Mar-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 6K

Publishing Venue

Lenovo

Related People

John Mese: INVENTOR [+4]

Abstract

Application default saving locations vary resulting in duplicate files and lost files Applications allow users to override the default save locations but duplicate files are not handled. When retrieving the files later, the user needs to remember the location of the saved files.

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File save location awareness to avoid duplicate and lost files

Before files are saved, duplicate files in alternate locations with similar file names are displayed. The user can then decide to delete, override, or keep alternate files with similar names. An alternate embodiment is to add a file attribute when a file is stored in a temporary location. Periodically, files that are older than a defined time interval can be displayed so that cleanup can occur.