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wdc202

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Re my W98 pc and WORD97:

When I click My Computer\C:\My Documents I see among hundreds of other files some 50 files listed as
~WRLnnn.tmp (for example, ~WRL1386.tmp). When I open ~WRL1386.tmp I see it is nothing but an old draft letter I composed months ago.

What ARE these tmp files? What does the ~WRL signify? How did they come about? Is there any reason not to delete them all?

Thank you.
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It's an old Word autosave file, the idea behind it is if you type away on a letter and Word decides it'll just spontaneously fall over one day and crash, the autosave feature will reload the document at the last auto-save point it made. If you're viewing a file rather than editing it, the same principle applies if Word falls over, crashes or the entire system resets itself for whatever reason. The .WRL files you can remove.
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Neil, As ever, thank you. wdc
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