Saving a new file tries to replace an existing file with a different name

Wherever I try to save a new file it works down the folder tree to the lowest folder in the hierarchy and then overwrites/replaces any existing file with the same file name extension even though the file names are completely different.

I am running Libre Office 7.03.1 (X86). My operating System is Windows Pro 10.0

Thanks for your asistance

Seem to be an issue of Windows, related to “Single – click to open an item (Point to select)”.

See Microsoft answer on How to change the mouse setting to a single click instead of double click on Windows 10.

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Thank you for your reply.
I changed the mouse setting as you suggested but the problem still persists. Save works down the folder tree and then overwrites an existing document with the same file extension in the lowest folder even though the file names are different. The file name of the earlier document is retained but the text is replaced with that of the later document.
Save As also works down the folder tree but does not overwrite.
I have no problems with new files that are not LibreOffice, such as .docx or.pdf

I think what LeroyG was saying is that you have your mouse set to single click already so you need to change your setting to a double click

  1. Press Windows key + X on the keyboard at once.
  2. Select Control Panel. Then, select File Explorer Options.
  3. Under General Tab, in Click items as follows, select the Double–click to open an item (single-click to select).
  4. Click on Apply to save the setting.

The alternative, if you want to keep using single click, is to not touch the mouse after you start entering the new file name and then use Enter key to implement the Save button

@EarnestAl, There is something around “the lowest folder in the hierarchy” and “works down the folder tree”.

@Southernwood, Are you working with a touchpad? The “lowest folder” it is the same that is set for My Documents in menu Tools - Options… - LibreOffice - Paths?

@EarnestAl, Thank you for your comment. I am afraid that the problem still persists. Even using the Enter key instead of the Save button the new file overwrites the contents of an earlier file with the same file extension but a different file name. However the replacement file retains the previous file name. My mouse is set to double click but I have the same problem if it is set to single click.
@LeroyG, I am using a PC with a separate keyboard. I am afraid I do not understand your comment about the Tools menu. Could you please explain in more detail what actions I need to take.
Thank you for your help.

It might be a user account problem in Windows or a File Explorer issue, this question on Microsoft forum has similar problem

Thank you all for your suggestions. The problem now appears to have been solved, both on my original account and my new one.

There is a minor glitch, in that a Save command still tries to work down the folder tree but this is not a problem provided I make sure that the sub-folder is not highlighted when I click Save.