When you create a new file the default is to do file operations in the last location where that same operation was last executed. Opening a .indd saved in a previous version in a newer version treats it as a newly created file (and appends [Converted] to the name) to prevent you from accidentally overwriting the file and making it unusable in the original version. Once a file has been saved, it should continue to save in the same location.
I'd really prefer this to be an option rather than the norm. But have to live with it.
So with constant updates on CC, this seems to a very frustrating situation having to relocate the folder again. In this context and scenario, why would it be unusable if you were using the newer version anyway? It seems like it's just doubling up and wasting space. It only becomes unusable if you were to send the file to someone who doesn't have the most up to date version. Have dealt with this problem many times. It's a time consuming hassle having to save down if you are sending to printers who don't have the current versions. I’m not technical minded, but Adobe should allow you to open the newer file in previous version, unless the missing plugin has been used in the making of that file.
With InDesign you "Can't go back again" if you overwrite a legacy file with the new program version, and if something goes wrong, you're screwed. It's never a good idea to overwrite the previous version -- save with a new name.
Saving to a new location is vital when you upgrade versions, in case you have to go back or discover a problem later. DON'T just overwrite the working copy!!
it never used to be like that in old versions
It has always been that way. Page layout is just too complicated. CS6 has GREP find and change as a paragraph style element, what would you expect CS3 do with that?
I said "from memory" and that was relating to remembering where you have opened the file from, not from a missing plugin. You would just expect that from where you have opened the file, it should remember that location.
Even if it now appends [Converted] to the name it won't save over the previous file anyway, but it doesn't remember the location from where it was located and opened. I'm still confused as to why it's such a bad thing to save over a previous version because if you need to keep working up a file, you don't want the previous version anyway. But if you do I just use different version naming conventions e.g. .v1 .v2
I just know that in the past I don't remember having to constantly relink the file location like this which appears to be since going on CC with content updates.
When you create a new file from scratch there is no place from which it was opened, and the same logic applies to other types of files that are considered "new," files from templates and conversions from previous versions or other formats.
Even if it now appends [Converted] to the name it won't save over the previous file anyway, but it doesn't remember the location from where it was located and opened. I'm still confused as to why it's such a bad thing to save over a previous version because if you need to keep working up a file, you don't want the previous version anyway.
What if for example you have a perfectly fine working file from InDesign Cs6, you can still open that and edit it and everything is dandy.
Then You upgrade to InDesign CC2014 - you open that file, and as you suggest, it saves over your perfectly working InDesign CS6 version.
All of a sudden, InDesign CC2014 isn't working for whatever reason, maybe a feature that you use is no long functioning (like what happened with MS Word importing in CS4) - and you now have a file that's completely worthless to you until they release a fix.
Doesn't it make sense to keep the CS6 version that worked just fine, just in case things go awry in a future release/update.
At least you will always have a file to fall back on if things go tits up with your new file.
AS for where it saves the file - I don't know about you but all my folders are labeled "2014" "2013" "2012" etc.
And I have all my files from over the years stored by year so that if someone from 2001 says "Hey can you update my brochure?" I can pull that file, save it to 2014 and keep working. You never know, they may forget what 2001 look liked and ask for that as well.
I don't know about you - but I'd rather keep both versions separate and have a back up.
Although - I do wish the programme remembered where you opened the file from. I do think the appendage should be better than just "[Converted]" and it really should say the version number of InDesign, for example "Brochure Template_IDCC2014_converted"