- (intransitive, computing) To enter a dialog box where the user can specify a filename, and such that when the filename is specified, an appropriate file will be saved with that name (even if it already has a different name).
- (computing) To specify a (possibly new) filename for a file, and save it under that name.
save as - Computer Definition
A command in the File menu of most applications that causes a copy of the current document or image to be created. It differs from the regular Save command, which stores the data back to the file and folder it originally came from. "Save As" lets the user make a copy of the file in a different folder or make a copy with a different name. Export with Save As In many applications, the Save As option is the way to save the data to a different file format, which is called "exporting." If the Save As dialog box offers several file types, it is providing the conversion to those formats. For example, in a graphics program, the Save As dialog might have numerous graphics format options (see below). See export.