Photoshop Elements: Save As overwrites incorrect file

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Product: PSE 10.0.# Believe the problem is in the editor, not in the organizer. I'm a birder and I keep my RAW photo files on my hard drive in a folder structure example as follows: pictures/Birds/American Robin/JPGs
In this example, RAW Nikon (.NEF) and Leica (.RWL) original files are stored in American Robin. RAW file edits get "save as" .jpg files in the subdirectory JPGs. I do not use the PSE "layers" feature as I always do a "save as" and format my output as a .jpg file. I've been using PSE since release 3 and have used releases 3.x, 4.x, 6.x, 8.x, and now using 10.0.#. I've always had both PC and MAC computers and do my photograph work under both operating systems. Currently, I'm using an new iMAC running an up-to-date Lion 10.7.3 release. About 3 weeks ago, I reported a problem with the PSE editor. The problem was/is: Whenever I open a RAW file for editing, it opens the new RAW file, but also opens the last RAW file I edited. The Adobe technician I spoke with pretty well "put-me-off" as though I was an idiot, and "withdrew" my reported issue. I still have the problem, but decided it wasn't worth arguing with the tech over the phone for. All I've been doing as a "workaround" for the problem is closing the previously edited RAW file, and continuing with the edit at hand. This morning, the problem has become much more complicated because the PSE editor is over-writing completely different named .jpg files when I do a "save as". PSE editor appears to be ignoring the name given in the "save as".
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Are you experiencing this on both Windows and Mac? Just one or the other?
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In recent months, I've pretty well ONLY been using the iMac. The problem hasn't gone away, however, I have NOT been seeing overwritten files. The editor still opens the new RAW file AND the last file that I edited. I still use the same 'workaround', which is to close the previously edited file and continue with editing the new one.
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When opening a file, are you going to File > Open in the Editor, or are you using some other method?