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Strange file names being saved by Word 2003 (not temp files)

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by eepstein, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. eepstein

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    I have a really strange problem here. Running MS Word 2003 on Server 2003. Approx 70 users and 5 admins.

    Only a few user accounts and 1 admin account, Word will save the file to a 8 random alphanumeric character file in the same directory the file is being saved too.

    The file itself seems to be a perfect duplicate of the original file and is most certainly not a temp file. I have checked Technet (no 2003 forums anymore) and searched the web, but nobody else seems to have had this problem.

    Any ideas? Anybody else ever even heard of this behavior?
     
  2. Keebellah

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    I do think these are temp files, they are 'rests' of the backups that are made on a timed interval.
    I happens that on network drives they are not always removed, why? I don't know.
    It doesn't happen on local drives.
    One of Microsoft's 'hidden features'?
     
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