Autosave save recovery PSB files in your AutoRecover folder not PSD file in your folders. Save and Save As and export will. Where do you see these short names? What OS do you use. Windows has two filenames for files. Long Name and short 8.3 character filenames.
dir /x *.jpg
11/09/2014 10:04 AM 197,069 JANEAD~1.JPG Jane A. Doe Jr..jpg
09/08/2016 03:33 PM 4,567,318 NEARWH~1.JPG Near white Background.jpg
12/14/2013 02:59 PM 2,115,534 SWEETY~1.JPG Sweet Young Girl.jpg
06/23/2010 04:07 PM 1,778,523 YONGMA~1.JPG Yong mam Big stick.jpg
Hi! I'm talking exactly about PSD file, as you can see here is file name changed from FinishLevels.psd to FINISH~1.PSD
If i hit ctrl+s to simply save my changes without any dialog - it will save psd with this short name all caps.
I see them in explorer, total commander, dropbox webpage and any file open dialog. In older versions of PS i didn't have such problem
I'm on Windows 10
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Photoshop Document Names are read only can not be changes by actions, scripts or using Photoshop UI. However, Photoshop may switch Document when you do a save. For example if you open a flat jpg file and save a PSD Photoshop will close the original jpg document and switch to the psd document you just saved. Photoshop just need to change the current name and backing file full path name. I do no know why Photoshop is showing A Windows 8.3 short file name. Can you use the Dir command on the folder file name with the /x option to see if the file has a different long name. If it an old PSD how was the PSD opened into Photoshop? What method did you use?
Dir command shows long names like in your example:
01.08.2017 18:02 (507 821 787) UI_MAT~4.PSD UI_Match3Targets.psd
Mostly i'm using IrfanView to preview files and it has "external editor" shortcut, where PS is added
Seems like THIS IS when things go wrong, cause it has checked "Send short file name to external editor". I'll try to uncheck it and see how it goes.
Thanks for idea where to look up!