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ken105
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I have passwords stored on an Excel sheet which I store on a password protected USB drive, which is then removed from the computer when not in use.  I have just discovered that I can access the file from the open command, bypassing the password.  It seem a copy of the file is being stored somewhere besides the USB drive.  

 

How can I prevent this duplicate storage?

 

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Hello @ken105 , what file location is given in the File > Open command?

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