How to delete duplicated Excel workbook?

  Nosmas 01:36 20 Oct 2003
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Somehow I have managed to create an exact copy of an existing Excel workbook, although I don't know how I did it. Whenever I open the workbook the title bar at the top of the window shows as Microsoft Excel - Myfilename.xls:2

Clicking on the Window button displays a dropdown with two identically named files - but because the file name is long, the right-hand end of the name is not visible. Selecting the other file displays an identical file but with the title ending as "xls:1" In Windows Explorer only ONE file name is shown without the ":1" or ":2" tagged on the end. Can anyone please tell me how I can delete or otherwise get rid of the duplicated copy?

  Nosmas 18:12 20 Oct 2003

Thanks for coming to the rescue once more. Your solution worked a treat. Still don't know how I created the duplicate - I'm pretty sure I didn't go via the File Menu -> Save As -> Options -> Always create backup route - although I was rather tired at the time.

tbh72
Thanks for your suggestion. As you can see VoG's idea worked for me.

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