Why do I keep finding serialized, duplicated copies of everything I work on?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Trubbles, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Trubbles macrumors regular

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    Please help! This is driving me nuts!

    Every time I work on an Office file (using Office 2011 Mac) somehow it keeps creating new copies.

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    http://imgur.com/1O4g01t

    I can't see anything in Office that would be doing it.

    I run Dropbox, too, but it has never done anything like this before.

    It's been happening for a while and I have no idea what triggered it.

    Worst of all - I couldn't come up with a descriptive Google search string and found NOTHING! Scary world when Google can't help you... :cool:
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Curious that the first file doesn't have a file extension.

    Where are you saving these to -- within your user domain, or somewhere else?

    Try to determine when they are created -- is it every time you save the doc?

    Is it only Office files?

    The internet was all fields when I was young. We got by. :p
     
  3. Trubbles thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is within my Dropbox, which is within my own domain, which is the admin user, and this is my personal laptop.

    It does seem to be limited to Office files, but that is all I do for work.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Do you get the same problem outside of DropBox?

    DropBox does include versioning, though I think it's a little more sophisticated than simply adding a single digit to the filename.
     
  5. Trubbles thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm going to experiment over the weekend and see if I can narrow down when/where this happens.
     

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