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why does my pc save "ghost" versions of docs, named "~$*" etc

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by rosglee, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. rosglee

    rosglee Flightless Bird

    Often when a doc or spreadsheet is open, the folder shows a faint copy of it,
    with the name "~$[then the last few letters of the file name]". This doesn't
    always disappear when the file is closed. It can be opened, but contains
    nothing but gobbledegook.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    They are temp files used by whatever Office Component, they should
    'dissapear' after a few moments when the file is closed

    "rosglee" <rosglee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5BFB234C-B41A-44AE-8627-5E65528CE95C@microsoft.com...
    > Often when a doc or spreadsheet is open, the folder shows a faint copy of
    > it,
    > with the name "~$[then the last few letters of the file name]". This
    > doesn't
    > always disappear when the file is closed. It can be opened, but contains
    > nothing but gobbledegook.
     

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