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How do I keep an excel file from saving to "COPY OF" file name

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I receive excel spreadsheets via e-mail. When I open the spreadsheets to save

them, the file name automatically shows "copy of" then the file name. Is

there a way the "copy of" can be removed so only the file name appears? I

manually remove the "copy of", but this takes time and sometimes I forget and

then can't find the file because it's listed under Copy Of.

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    • Sandy

      I guess these files are the same name each day or similar and attached to an

      outlook email.

      This is because it tries to save a cached copy in an Outlook folder and the

      only way to do this is to make a name unique by adding copy of. If you can

      find the Outlook store and delete the original it should be fine

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      HTH

      Nick Hodge

      Microsoft MVP - Excel

      Southampton, England

      www.nickhodge.co.uk

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      >I receive excel spreadsheets via e-mail. When I open the spreadsheets to

      >save

      > them, the file name automatically shows "copy of" then the file name. Is

      > there a way the "copy of" can be removed so only the file name appears? I

      > manually remove the "copy of", but this takes time and sometimes I forget

      > and

      > then can't find the file because it's listed under Copy Of.

      #1; Thu, 22 May 2008 18:20:00 GMT