word temp files

  templar_knight 07:00 21 Feb 2010

When I am working on a Word 2003 document, some times after saving the document, a few ~*.* files get left behind - even after I have saved and closed the document.

Question - Why are these files created and can I delete them without affecting the actual copy of my document?


  wiz-king 08:22 21 Feb 2010

Word can be set to auto-save at a fixed time interval, this is a very useful facility but will create temp files. I leave mine until I do my once a week clean-up with Ccleaner when it deletes them.
(I have both Word and Excel set to save every two minutes, this saves me having to do a 'Ctrl s' every now and then.)

  bremner 10:19 21 Feb 2010

The temp files "should" be automatically deleted if you close word properly (whatever that is) click here

  templar_knight 04:43 22 Feb 2010

Wiz-king and Bremner ... thanks for the reply.

Another question - Where in Word can I set/change the auto-save property?

  wiz-king 05:36 22 Feb 2010

Tools - options - 'save' tab - tick 'allow background saves','Save autorecover info every' and then set a time.

  templar_knight 06:22 23 Feb 2010

Thanks Wiz-King.

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