It has come to our attention by many Computer Whatever customers that they aren’t able to open their files with a ‘~$’ in front of it.
That’s because you can’t! The file with a ‘~’ in front of it is a temporary file and doesn’t actually exist. It is only making a backup of a file that you already have open. When trying to open the file ‘~$ch Tips’ Microsoft gives an error message:
In order to open this file you need to find the original of it. The original will not have ~$ in front of the file name:
If you don’t want to see these temporary files here’s how to turn off hidden files and folders.
Open Computer by clicking the Start button
Click the Organize tab in the top left corner.
Under Folders and Search Options, click the ‘View’ tab.
Click on ‘Don’t show hidden files, folders, or drives’
If you need help with temporary files, or more explanation as to what they are stop on into Computer Whatever!
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Abby Casey is the Technical Account Representative for Computer Whatever. She has worked with computers all of her life, but just recently took a job working for her family business. In her spare time Abby likes going to the cabin and coaching adapted soccer.
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