Photoshop: Saved files all have the same name with a unique number attached

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All of a sudden, my saved files all had the same name with a unique number attached. For example, xxx (1).jpg, xxx (2), etc. I did not save them that way. I'm using cs5.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What OS are you on? How are you saving the files? (File>Save... or File>Save for Web...)

Is it possible you accidentally duplicated the files at the OS level?
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I'm using Windows 8.1 and use save as. I don't know what you mean, duplicating at the OS level.
A week before I edited Halloween photos with Photoshop cs5 and had no problems. A few days ago, I was editing wedding photos and saved them the same way I did the ones from Halloween. I use the same name and just put ed in front of the name to save. Well, at some point all the names were the same except for a number (edxxx (y).jpg). The y was different, but edxxx was the same for each photo. xxx was for some photo in the middle of my run of pictures.
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By OS level duplication, I meant by alt+dragging or copy and pasting multiple version of the file in Windows explorer.
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I see what must have happened, although I don't remember doing it. It is not anything to do with Photoshop.
I probably wished to rename one file without realizing all were selected.After changing the name to edIMG_1119.jpg and hitting return, all selected files were renamed. I could have recovered with ctrl z, but now it is to late. It would have been nice to have a warning, "Do you really want to rename all your files?"
Mystery solved.