iWork Backups Create Temporary Files That Can't Be Deleted (without logout/restart)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by orvn, May 30, 2012.

  1. orvn, May 30, 2012
    Last edited: May 30, 2012

    orvn macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    I've set iWork '09 (I only use Keynote and Pages) to create automatic backups of the files I'm working on.

    This works fine, but sometimes I get these temporary backup files that I can't delete. I usually work on files on my desktop, and I just don't want the clutter while working.

    Upon trying to delete, I'm told this file can't be deleted (even if no iWork apps are running any longer). The file remains there until I logout or reboot.

    It's an additional (second) backup file and I don't know what purpose it serves. Unlike other backups, this one doesn't have a preview of the document in the icon (instead, it's just a regular pages/keynote file icon)


    Eventually it accumulates and begins to look ridiculous, see the screenshot of the right side of my desktop below. That's all the same file. The ones with no preview can't be deleted.

  2. thewoz, May 30, 2012
    Last edited: May 30, 2012

    thewoz macrumors member

    May 26, 2012
    There's nothing you can do to stop it. Either get used to it or turn off Versions/backup. Typical Crapple. None of these issues with Windows and a office.

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