I am running Windows 7 - 64 bit on a Dell Studio XPS 9100. The program where I have the problem is Jot + Notes, a refinement of the Windows Card File program from several years ago. Jot + Notes is provided by King Stairs Software, an English software company. I have a directory containing the Jot+ Data files (file extension = .JOT) with a hundred or so files in it not counting the duplicates. Almost every file has the file name with the .JOT extension duplicated in the directory. Many of the pairs of files have the same time stamp, bur some have different time stamps.
I had always assumed that computer operating systems would not allow identical file names (when the file extension is included the file name) [attachment=90459:A copy of a portion of my Jot + data files showing duplicate file names.doc] but in this case my assumption appears not to be correct.
If anyone understands what is going on here, I would like very much to hear the explanation.
In addition, I have a real mess on my hands and wonder what is the best way to get rid of the duplicates without losing information from the files where the information in File A is different from the information in File B.
Many thanks for the help!