Re: why does excel create multiple copies (as many as 18) of a fil



Did this, but the files appeared even in safe mode. There are definitely no
add-ins.
It's a mystery - but thank you very much for your efforts.

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

> The only time I've seen that is when I've used windows explorer to copy|paste
> the file within the same folder.
>
> I'd close excel and reopen in safe mode.
> windows start button|run
> excel /safe
>
> and test it out a bit.
>
> My bet is that you won't see the problem.
>
> I'm guessing that you have an addin that's helping you.
>
> Close excel and open it normally.
>
> Look in tools|addins and uncheck all the selected items (keep track of what you
> did).
>
> Now close excel and look in your XLStart folder for workbooks that load when you
> start excel. Move all those workbooks to a nice safe location.
>
> Now reopen excel and see if the problem still exists.
>
> If it's gone, then one of those things you turned off/moved could have been the
> culprit.
>
> Start adding them back one by one--and restart excel after each. See when the
> problem comes back. Then you've got the problem. The solution will will depend
> on whether you can just keep that turned off or if you can find the developer to
> turn off that feature.
>
> Chip Pearson has some notes on how to diagnose startup errors at:
> http://www.cpearson.com/excel/StartupErrors.htm
>
> And Jan Karel Pieterse has more notes at:
> http://www.jkp-ads.com/Articles/StartupProblems.htm
>
> Beezie wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for your reply, Dave. In a sample file entitled "MH1", the filenames
> > look like this:
> > Copy (2) of MH1
> > Copy (3) of MH1
> > Copy (4) of MH1
> > and so on up to 30 copies (of each file) at last count!
> > I also get copies of copies, e.g.
> > Copy (33) of copy of MH1
> > I've checked the "save" options in case I had indavertently ticked
> > something, but no.
> > Deleting the copies does no good - they just replicate.
> > Beezie
> >
> > "Dave Peterson" wrote:
> >
> > > I've never seen excel do this.
> > >
> > > What do those 18 file names look like?
> > >
> > > Any chance you have a "helpful" addin that's not working correctly?
> > >
> > > Beezie wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Excel creates copy after copy of the same file! It doesn't open multiple
> > > > copies, just lists them - makes looking through my excel directory for a
> > > > partoicular file extremely slow.How can I stop this?
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Dave Peterson
> > >
>
> --
>
> Dave Peterson
>
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