Lightroom: Moving an image file to a directory that has a file of the same name present

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Lightroom CC, Moving an image to a directory that has a file of the same name generates an error that the file already exists. The error offers a "save as box" like most well behaved file managers except it does not allow the user to change the file type from .TXT to any other file type. I am willing and understand changing file names. Lightroom developers missed this boat badly. I suspect the Windows and Apple API's both have standards that Adobe has violated.
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Dennis Brown

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The [Save As...] button takes you to an OS-level dialog - not a Lightroom dialog. If I am understanding your issue correctly you would need to take this up with Microsoft/Apple. 
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Dennis Brown

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I have learned that I can change file names in the library module. So that issue is solved from my point of view.
The save as box is not behaving correctly. The file type at the OS level is a changeable item. The box presented by Lightroom is a "locked file type" dialogue.