Image processor says "There were no source files that could be opened by Photoshop"

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Steps:

1: Double-click a NEF file in Windows Explorer
2: Click "Open Object" in ACR
3: In Photoshop select "File", "Scripts", "Image Processor" and there select;
1: "Use Open Images"
2: "Save in Same Location"
3: Select any or all file types and click "Run"

Photoshop does not know a file is open or where was opened from, as it terminates with "There were no source files that could be opened by Photoshop"!
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The file is a new one, so it has no path yet and there is no Ā»same locationĀ« as far as Photoshop is concerned.

Edit: If you want to save all open new files there are probably several Scripts available on the Photoshop Scripting Fora.
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This is open file not create file.

The file and its attributes is parsed to PS from ACR - everything that is - except where the file originated.

If Photoshop did not have a path the file would not have been opened in the first place.
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The file is in RAM (or scratch disk) and has no path because it has not yet been written to disk.
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The source file has disk location in addition to all other info like EXIF/IPTC, etc, but this is omitted in the parsing process.

The exact same thing happens if you do the same with JPGs in ACR!
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To further illustrate the bug:

in Photoshop:

Step 1

1: Select File (RAW, JPG - any file type) and Open as Smart Object from directory A - e.g d:\data\2013\2013-11-15
2: This opens ACR - in ACR edit whatever is needed and click "OK"
3: Select File and Save As - the directory presented is d:\data\2013\2013-11-15 - the correct location of the file that has been opened

Step 2:
1: Select File (RAW, JPG - any file type) and Open as Smart Object from directory B - e.g d:\data\2013\2013-11-18
2: This opens ACR - in ACR edit whatever is needed and click "OK"
3: Select File and Save As - the directory presented is d:\data\2013\2013-11-18 - the correct location of the file that has been opened

This does not happen when done from Bridge or Windows Explorer - both have lost file location.