Every time I use a file Excel it generate an automatic back up file.

How can I disable this feature?

I use MS Office 2007 with Windows 7

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Open any excel file and choose the "save as" option.

When you are in the save as window, below the "File name" and "Save As Type" options, there is an option that reads "Tools" with a small drop down arrow next to it. Click on this drop down arrow and then from the dropdown list, choose "General Options".

In the window that pops up next, un-check the box that reads " Always create Backup"

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