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outlook express copies strange file to desktop

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by JimZ, Jul 17, 2004.

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  1. JimZ

    JimZ Thread Starter

    Jun 26, 2003
    I am using outlook express as my default email app. When ever I send an email there is a strange file created on my desktop named ~ It has no extensions or anything. I opened the file in a text editor, and it seems to be related to my address book, because I can see email and names that are in my address book. Does anyone know what exactly this file is? or how I can stop it from being copied to my desktop?
  2. KeithKman


    Dec 28, 2002
    Don't worry about the ~ file. Your computer just made a back up of your address book. I have that file on all my computers.
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