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DropCopy renaming pages documents file extension
January 2, 2014
9:11 pm

I'm running DropCopy on a MBP with Mavericks OS X 10.9.1 and on an iPad mini ios7.0.4. When I attempt to send an updated Pages document that has an extension of .pages on my MBP to my iPad by dropping the updated document on the DropCopy app running on the MBP, the file received on the iPad has had it's file extension modified with the addition of an underscore character and a sequence number. The number increases for each attempt at updating the pages file. The first time a Pages file is dropped its extension remains as .pages, but the next time it will be modified to .pages_1 and the number increases each drop. This does not occur for PDF files. The Pages App on the iPad will not recognize the modified extension with the result that the operation is useless.
Help please!
Thank You,

January 3, 2014
11:19 am
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if it is adding a number it is because a file with that name already exists. This is by design so files do not get overwritten. However, you are correct that the number should go before the file suffix, so that the file type can still be determined. We will make that change and publish an updated version 4.90.

January 3, 2014
3:02 pm

Thank You for your response. I need to point out that I am deleting the file in DropCopy each time. So the file does not exist on the target device before the transfer is attempted, yet it appends the “_#” regardless! I’ve tried stopping DropCopy from running as an App on the target device as well as the MBP yet it continues to have knowledge that the file has been transferred prior to the current attempt. Some how it is remembering that the file was transferred even though it has been deleted. This occurs regardless of saving the file in the Pages app, or deleting it before any attempt to open it occurs. Therefore I believe you have two different problems which is exacerbating the situation. Once a file is deleted, knowledge of it should be removed from the App. The App looks like it could be a great help, I am looking forward to your improved version.
Thanks for your help,
Best Regards,

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