I have Encore CS3. I had two menus called "Romaji Songset Menu 1" and "Romaji Songset Menu 2" (I'll shorten that to "RSM" here), and I duplicated them and renamed the copies "Japanese Songset Menu 1" and "Japanese Songset Menu 2" (hereafter "JSM"). Since then, I have been having some funny problems with at least one of those copied menus (like text reflecting the button name even when that checkbox is not checked, or all my navigation suddenly going to zero on a whole menu without warning, etc.). Just now I happened to look in the Menus directory at the actual files, and noticed that the filenames did not change when I renamed "Romaji" to "Japanese". The filenames are currently called "RSM 1", "RSM 2", "RSM 1 2" and "RSM 2 3". And there are other files in the same directory that are older, and they seem to correspond to times when I duplicated menus and then deleted them later - apparently the actual files are not removed from the directory. Those older files also apparently had the same problem of not being renamed when renamed in Encore - they have names like "RSM 2 2" (from a previous duplication of "RSM 2") and "RIM 2", "RIM 2 2", and "RIM 2 2 2" (I don't remember duplicating my real "RIM" menu that many times, but I suppose it's possible). There is even a "Top Menu 2", and I don't remember duplicating the top menu at all.
I don't think I had this problem before - I have a project from last fall that also involved duplicating menus, and all the menu files are named the way they should be.
The question is, is this harmless, or could it be related to the other strange problems and should be remedied? If I rename the physical files, Encore will probably orphan any related links, zero out those menus' button navigation, etc. - who knows what havoc that would wreak. I am in final testing of the project before sending it off to be made into a DLT for the replicator, and things were looking pretty good until I tried to use one of my menus today and discovered that all the navigation was gone. I fixed that, but if I don't know why it happened, and if it happens again when the DLT provider opens the Encore project, yikes!
And should I delete the files with old dates, or could there be some sort of umbilical cord between them and the currently used ones?
CORRECTION: I just discovered that the navigation-becoming-all-zeros problem was on not just one but both JSM menus, so there is definitely a disease that duplicated menus have that originals don't, in my case.