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I've tried disabling "Save AutoRecover information" option, but to no avail. The window "Excel has recovered the following files" still pops up at the start.
Any other ideas?

UPD Auto-recover window is shown each start after I terminate Excel during my debug session. All file entries Excel shows in the auto-recover window are dated by year 1601. I checked Excel auto-recover folder, and there is no any real file there.

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What are you really trying to do then...? – soandos Jun 14 '11 at 5:02
@soandos, I want auto-recover stop working. – user626528 Jun 14 '11 at 5:11
are you recovering new files, or just getting notices about the old ones? – soandos Jun 14 '11 at 5:19
@soandos, I don't want any files recovered, that's why I disabled auto-recover option. But it still tries to perform auto-recover, this is a problem I'm trying to solve. – user626528 Jun 14 '11 at 5:23

I know that you can turn off autorecover for an individual workbook, but not as a whole for all workbooks. Try working with a small set of workbooks during your development and turn off the autorecover for those files.

Here is the documentation on how to turn off the autorecover for a workbook -

I wish there was a development mode for this feature.

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I already tried it. Doesn't work too :( – user626528 Jun 25 '11 at 8:52

try this:

  1. kill all your sessions of excel (make sure by eliminating any excel.exe processes in task manager)
  2. start a new session of excel
  3. load your workbook
  4. make your setting
  5. save your workbook
  6. close excel
  7. start a new excel session
  8. open your workbook
  9. verify the setting has persisted.
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