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Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong!

Whenever I save a certain Excel file, it also saves "Backup of..." along with over writing the original.

I am using Excel 2019

I have multiple users accessing the file, and every time they save it creates a backup or copy.

I came into the folder once and found 9 copies and backups

I have looked for every possible option but to no avail.

Please help.

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Best Response confirmed by SimonMackenzie (New Contributor)
Solution

@SimonMackenzie 

Press F12 to activate the Save As dialog.

Click on Tools > General Options... to the left of the Save button.

Clear the check box 'Always save backup', then click OK.

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@Hans Vogelaar AHH! So simple, yet so elusive.

Many thanks.

 

Simon.