Could you post screenshots?
Mac or Windows?
How do you duplicate – in the OS, Save as, Image > Duplicate, …?
Thank you very much for your reply. My sincere apologies for the late response. I got caught up is some family stuff that took precedence.
It was kind of difficult to figure out exactly what to screen capture and in what order to try to explain what's going on. Hopefully I accomplished that. I had to black out the actual photo as it belongs to a successful book author and it is for the next book which has not been published yet. For this particular problem though, the actual photo doesn't really matter.
Windows 10 by the way.
Let me know if I've made sense with my screengrab series.
Thanks for the screenshots, they serve the task well.
Unfortunately I am a Mac user and can therefore not reproduce the effect perfectly.
I think it might be a fallback to an old naming convention, but what I found on the Forum seems to only apply to Save for Web:
In general restoring Preferences after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved might be a good starting point to troubleshoot unexplainable Photoshop issues:
I will check into these things.