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Getting Rid of "Copy of" in Excel

If you're anything like me, you're constantly creating new spreadsheets in Excel only to have them automatically titled "Copy of [insert original spreadsheet name here]." It's annoying, and it takes up valuable space in your file explorer. Here's how to get rid of that "Copy of" for good.

  1. Open the Excel application.
  2. Click on "File" in the top left-hand corner.
  3. Click "Options" in the drop-down menu.
  4. In the pop-up window, click "Save" in the left-hand column.
  5. Uncheck the box next to "Always create backup."
  6. Click "OK."

And that's it! Now, every time you create a new spreadsheet, it will no longer be titled "Copy of [insert original spreadsheet name here]."

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