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Document issues with Word

By rocky1
Dec 28, 2009
  1. Hello, this is my first post here. I have a question about some word documents that i have saved
    They seem to save with a second copy in the file with the same wording except instead of all the letters, some letters change to ~$
    IE
    "honey label" is changed to
    ~$ney label
    so now i have two files. I keep deleting the funky save file
    any ideas?
    Virus scans show nothing
    used
    Trends micro online
    avast online
    eset on line
    avg on line
    bit defender on line
    and
    panda on line
    windows defender scan
    and a micrsoft mal ware scan

    all clean

    There is a separate issue, but may be related
    In my favorites in internet explorer, the history tab, there is a file that i can delete, and it stays deleted untill i restart the computer. Then it is back again
    I have tried to click on it and "unable to access"

    well what do you know...I tried to find it and it's gone Any way, in my history, it was a my computer file, sts78.tmp there are a few varieations with the number but the jist is the same

    My apologies for forgetting to thank for reading and possibly helping
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    As to your first question... those files starting ~$ are actually created by Word itself. They're temporary backup files (so when Word tries to recover a file you had been editing to uses the ~$ file it previously saved).
     
  3. rocky1

    rocky1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you

    I was worried it was a virus.

    Thank you
     
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