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MS excel making unwanted auto-copies

By MarkusT ·
This happens on 1 user using a network drive.

She opens a excel file and does some editing, saves and closes.

Result is that there's the .xls -files ok, but also a copy with a name that hasn't got the .xls -extension and contains just some letters and numbers.

The autobackup-setting makes file names beginning with ~, so these ain't those. Or could they be somehow related to it?

Is it something else?

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by timwalsh In reply to MS excel making unwanted ...

Go to this user's computer and open Excel. Go to the File menu > Save As command > Tools menu > General Options. Uncheck the box titled "Always create backup."

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by MarkusT In reply to

Good to know, where that setting is. Hunted for it.


Helped.
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by sgt_shultz In reply to MS excel making unwanted ...

it's autorecovery. you sure you want to turn it off? you could be a hero if you know what it is and how to use the files in event of trouble...
Tools/Options/Save/check disable autorecovery

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by MarkusT In reply to

As I said in my question, they weren't those autorecovery files. They are saved on local disk and begin with ~.

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