Windows 10 x64
Just ran into this one…
Assume 2 directories, ‘A’ and ‘B’. In ‘A’, have files ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’. Have files with the same names in ‘B’.
Edit files in directory ‘A’ by dragging from Explorer window to Audacity. Export the edited audio, with no filename changes. Works as expected, overwriting the originals with the edited versions.
Changed Explorer window to directory ‘B’.
Drag files from new directory and drop on Audacity window. Edit and choose ‘Export Audio’. Get a message that a file by that name exists, do you want to overwrite? Choose ‘yes’.
After editing and exporting several files, mostly shortening them, I noticed that the file sizes in the Explorer window look the same… hmm…
Drag one of them back into Audacity, and the file has NOT been edited - it is still the original.
Try editing again and exporting… still no change.
Try a 3rd time, this time reading closely… and see that the dialog asking if I wanted to overwrite is pointing to directory ‘A’, not ‘B’, the directory I changed to!! Since there were files in both directories with the same name, I wound up losing both originals and edits in ‘A’ due to overwriting them with edits from ‘B’.
Audacity didn’t ask me which directory I wanted to export to, and I have done this so many times in the past and had it work correctly… it appears to be a new bug introduced in a recent revision. At the very least, it is definitely ‘broken’ in 2.1.2.