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Creating files in Publisher and can save as per usual. When using "save as" command, I cannot see my previous files as icons. Thus it becomes difficult to see what I am replacing. Just tried this in Designer with no issues. Any ideas?

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No idea if this proves anything. However, as you can see there is only one file which I saved yesterday. There should be sevral others. The drive is working fine and these files can be accessed in Windows Explorer on their own. They become invisible from within Affinity Publisher.

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I've never seen that happen. But try changing your File Explorer "view" mode, over on the right side, to something else (Details might be good, but play with the other options, too).

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But there's another odd thing in your screenshot. The "Save as Type" is truncated, it should show like this:

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What release of Publisher are you running?

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2 hours ago, iMatt said:

They become invisible from within Affinity Publisher.

Try enter to File name  .*

 

2 hours ago, iMatt said:

and these files can be accessed in Windows Explorer on their own.

Screenshot? (Explorer with detailed view - list with file extension). 

Affinity Store (MSI/EXE): Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 2.3.1.2217
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080, Windows 11 Pro, Version 23H2, Build 22631.2506.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080, Windows 11 Pro, Version 23H2, Build 22631.2506.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200, Windows 10 Pro, Version 21H1, Build 19043.2130.

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I think I know what the problem may be. Although saving in Publisher, the files have the afdesign extension rather then afpub. Hence the reason Publisher is not seeing them. Will have to rename the files.

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