View Full Version : Office 2003 creating strange files

Chemical Ali
07-08-2004, 12:05 AM
A while ago I had to use the recovery discs for my laptop as I had stupidly deleted all of the hidden files in the D: partition.
I am 99.99% sure that that went okay and I reinstalled all of my programs including Microsoft Office 2003.

Now, whenever I create/start a new Word/Visio/Powerpoint etc document using Micro$oft Office 2003 and save it I notice that I have similarly titled docs stored in the same folder as my currently being worked on document.
The title is almost identical to the original save for a couple of characters or it is a 'temp' file --
(eg): myego.doc -$myego.doc (except the dash is actually curled not straight)

Any ideas on why Office is doing this and if/how I can stop it??

07-08-2004, 12:09 AM
You simply have view hidden files enabled,its what office does and it disapears when you save or close the document your working on.

Chemical Ali
07-08-2004, 12:10 AM
Thanks Metla!