I haven't had this problem before (CS5, CS5.5). But when i started using CS6 i noticed that each time i open a project in InDesign, edited it somehow, and then press Ctrl+S to save it, it doesn't automatically overwrite the file. Instead it opens the Save As window in a completly different folder on my computer and then i have to find the folder and file i was working on, click on it and then InDesign asks me if i want to overwrite the file. Why doesn't it just overwrite the file to begin with, after all i pressed Save, not Save as?
Would really appreciate some help...
This is normal and a safety feature for legacy files opened in a newer version. It prevents you from accidentally (though not purposefully) overwriting and rendering it no longer openable in the original version. As far as ID is concerned, a file saved in any earlier version is essentailly opened as a copy, though it differs from the normal open as a copy behavior by retaining the previous name and appending (Converted) in the interface. Once saved in a new version, this will stop until the next new version comes along (it even happens sometimes with sevice patches).
I recoomend that you do not overwrite legacy files, though it's OK to do so with files from the same version of ID if it comes up.
Well, this happens with files that i have created using CS6, then saved using CS6. And then when i open the project file just to make some changes to it and click Save, i always have to find the folder (eg. I opened a file in C:\Adobe Projects and when i click Save the window opens in C:\Not Adobe Projects, for example ) and then find the file click on it and choose to overwrite it. I would really just like to open a project, do some minor changes and click Ctrl+S, and then it would automatically just overwrite the project file and i'd be done with it... Seeing as i'm constantly making minor changes to the project, it's a real pain to have to go through the folders each time i Save..
@Peter – I can remember one occasion with several files deliverd by a customer who is on Windows. I'm on Mac OS X 10.6.8. Thiese files were pulled out of a data base used by a Censhare ECMS workflow system. At that time, I think they were on Windows XP with InDesign CS4. I never found a solution other than resaving several times with Save As or exporting to IDML.