Photoshop truncating file names after a '.' when saving with actions

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I have a series of 3d renders with sequential names like...

render.0003.exr  etc..

Previous to the new 2020 update, I could open these files in photoshop and run an action that would tweak various things then save a tif version to a folder on my desktop.  But now when I run the same action (or try to make a new action), the files save as 'render.tif' instead of 'render.0001.tif', so running the action on ten files in a row just repeatedly saves 'render.tif' over itself again and again.

That's a bizarre behavior change and affects my workflow several times a day.  I assume it must be bug because It makes no sense for Photoshop to ever silently change a file name like that.
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David Converse

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I have an open bug for Bridge removing the file extension with multiple dots in the filename. I would try renaming your files with a dash instead of the first dot.
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Alan Roche

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I have the same issue and have had to retrograde to the CC 2019. Seems we consumers are beta testing Adobe's products for them now. not to mention the time spent trouble shooting. Just spent 3 hrs trying to find a workaround for this.
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I have the same problem. I had to re-install the 2019 version to solve this issue >:(((
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David Brichford

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Myself and another coworker as having the same saving issue as part of an action. Removes any text after the first . (period). Saving 8 bit tifs from 16 bit tifs. Action has been working for at least four years with minor changes. No changes in the past two years. I am running Photoshop 2020 on a Mac Pro (Mid 2012) with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Co-worker is running Photoshop 2020 on a MacPro (Late 2013) with macOS Mojave.
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