Photoshop: How do I create and action to save as PSD and close?

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A often work with multiple files - I thought I'd save same time by recording an action to save the current file as PSD and then close.  I wasn't too long fortunately, before I notices that the action I recorded was using the same filename each time as the actual filename was saved in the action

So how do I record an action that takes the current file, saves it as a PSD file preserving the original filename (but changing the extention) , then closes the file.
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are you just trying to save a click in the Save As dropdown menu?
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Just recording an action Clicking Save As rather than Save, - trouble is it records the filename and the action uses the same filename each time 

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well, getting to Save As is just a kbsc... ctrl/sh-s, so i'm not sure what you need the action for?
If you want to automate a little, you can try creating an Insert Menu item action which links to Image Processor or Batch, but again, i'm not sure what you're saving time with here.
If this was something i needed to do, i'd probably simply convert the folder of images to .psd first before even opening and working on the files... for that, just use Bridge and Image Processor to convert all to .psd, then open, work, close/save. No Save As necessary.
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I often edit batches of 20-30 images in Photoshop. Its  just a bit of a timesaver to be able to hit a function key than keep selecting File->Save As -> PSD then File-Cliose.  Selecting [x] on the tab is  a little faster but  having an action linked to a function key would be better.
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You can use the Image Processor to Save As PSD for all open images. Create an action (File> Scripts> Image Processor), use the below settings, and then assign a keyboard shortcut to the action.