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BugReport: save leaves behind empty .0.pdnSave file on desktop


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Paint.net v4.2.13 non-app version


When I save a jpg to the desktop it saves the file but also leaves behind an empty .0.pdnSave file.


When I try to delete it is says could not find this item, but the icon is there.


It disappears when I reboot, or after a while (maybe when I close some programs).

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FYI, the same happened to me today, for the first time ever (I've been saving paint.net pics for years onto my desktop, but the pdn thing never happened to me before.


Refresh resolved it for me as well.


I seem to recall that by mistake I clicked PNG in the dropdown, instead of JPG. So i then clicked JPG to correct my typo.


But that's a far-fetched cause, so i guess it's one of life's mysteries.

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Edition    Windows 10 Home
Version    21H1
Installed on    ‎12/‎8/‎2020
OS build    19043.1348
Experience    Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0


(but still was on paint.net 4.3.2. So sorry, didn't have time to update yet).


On 10/16/2020 at 7:51 AM, ash73 said:

Thanks for a great bit of software, I use it all the time.


ash73, Rick, BoltBait - ditto ditto! 🤗

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Ahh, I ask because I did see this happen recently when testing some stuff in a Win7 VM.


It just seems to be a bug in Explorer. PDN does everything it can to make these phantom files (they don't exist!) not show up for you, but Explorer doesn't seem to always get the message. (for the record, PDN calls SHChangeNotify(SHCNE_UPDATEITEM, SH_PATHW, ...) which is supposed to prevent this)

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