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Default How do I stop Excel 2007 from creating backup copies?

I've unchecked "Save Autorecover information" under Office Button Excel
Options Save, but still Excel is creating a backup copy of *.xlsx files in
the same directory as the original (NOT in the directory I've indicated for
autorecovery files). How can I make it stop?
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How to Stop Excel from Creating Backup Copies of Your Files
  1. Open Excel and click on the Office Button in the top left corner.
  2. Click on "Excel Options" at the bottom of the menu.
  3. In the left-hand menu, click on "Advanced".
  4. Scroll down to the "General" section and look for the "Create backup files" option.
  5. Make sure this option is unchecked.
  6. Click "OK" to save your changes.

If you want to keep the option enabled but change the location where the backup files are saved, you can do that too. Just go back to the "Save" section of the Excel Options and look for the "AutoRecover file location" option. You can specify a different folder where you want the backup files to be saved.

If you're still having issues, you may want to try repairing your Excel installation or resetting your Excel settings. If all else fails, you can try reinstalling Excel.

I hope that helps!

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This isn't autorecovery that's making the backups.

When you do a SaveAs, you can click on:
Tools|General Options|and uncheck the "always create backup" checkbox.

This is a workbook setting. So you'll have to do this to each workbook that
creates backups.

KLB wrote:

I've unchecked "Save Autorecover information" under Office Button Excel
Options Save, but still Excel is creating a backup copy of *.xlsx files in
the same directory as the original (NOT in the directory I've indicated for
autorecovery files). How can I make it stop?


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Default How do I stop Excel 2007 from creating backup copies?

Thanks, Dave. That took care of it.

I was led astray by Excel's online help--when you search for "backup" the
most relevant-looking topic it comes up with is about autorecovery. I now see
that discussion of the "Always create backup" option is buried under a topic
on repairing corrupt files.

--klb


"Dave Peterson" wrote:

This isn't autorecovery that's making the backups.

When you do a SaveAs, you can click on:
Tools|General Options|and uncheck the "always create backup" checkbox.

This is a workbook setting. So you'll have to do this to each workbook that
creates backups.


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