I imported a shapefile into QGIS, made a copy of it, and edited that copy. My edits consisted in changes in the coordinates of a few points. I then exported this edited shapefile as a .csv. For peace of mind, I imported the .csv to check my edits but, to my surprise, there were no changes although I saved the edits.

If I export the edited shapefile as a .shp everything is fine but as a .csv it doesn't seem to recognize the edits. As anyone come across this problem?

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    I assume you clicked on "duplicate layer" in QGIS? Don't do this if you want to make changes on this duplicate. You need to physically duplicate your Shapefile on your device.
    – MrXsquared
    Jan 15, 2021 at 18:26

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I think I understand it now... I needed to recalculate the coordinates of the points I edited! I did this in the Attribute Table > Field Calculator > update exiting field > $X & $Y and it worked.

Thanks everyone who read this thread and special thanks to MrXsquared for replying.

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