Photoshop action prompts to save as copy on one file but not another

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I've got a photo shop action that saves one image as expected but another image it saves and a copy. Both source images look from a technical specification to be the same. Any ideas?

I would upload them but it won't allow me to attach TIF's
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What exactly does the Action do?
Could you post a screenshot of the expanded Action in the Actions Panel?
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Do the documents contain alpha channels?
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I'm pretty sure I found a quirk (bug?) in Photoshop CS6 regarding the Save As Copy inconsistency when using automation. If you open a PSD file that is flat, automation that saves with dialog will not restrict to the 'as a copy' mode. With layered PSD files, even if flattened just before using automation, saving will be forced to the 'as copy mode', and the save destination will not be remembered for the next save.
I would argue that since I am saving a .jpg every time with my automation, that I should not have this enforcement. When I want to save the same file to more than one location with automation (with dialog enabled) Not only do I have to rename the file again, but I have to navigate again to a far away folder.
This restrictive behavior is not enforced on files that were already flattened before opening, or on new files created, flattened and saved. I suppose there is not great way to handle all of this, but I would think if I'm saving .jpgs I should be able to do whatever I want, since this is not my source image.