Mystery " -2 " at the end of file names in Window drop down file select menu

Discussion created by jebber6685 on Mar 6, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2016 by jebber6685

Recently, for no known reason, I now sometimes see some of my open files duplicated with a " - 2" at the end of the file name.


For example, right now I have my Contacts db file open among other FM files. When I go to the Windows drop down menu to select another file to open, I now see my "Contacts" file but there is also "Contacts - 2" listed. This is concerning to me since I have no idea how or why this "-2" file is being created and I am concerned about losing data.


If I open each one, they appear to be the same exact file but why is this happening? I have been using FM since 1988 and have never seen this.


What am I doing wrong?

What should I do?

How can I prevent this?

What could be causing this?


Any help here would be greatly  appreciated.


I have FMPro Advanced 14.0.5

OS - Windows 7