Duplicate files with tilde (~) appended?

TRS-80
2014-03-06
2014-03-09
  • TRS-80
    TRS-80
    2014-03-06

    I am using the following tools:

    Notepad++ v6.5.4 (UNICODE)
    Auto Save by Franco Stellari (plug in) v1.40 (build 2012-12-11)
    and working on some html files in a folder inside my Google Drive.

    All the files keep being duplicated with another file of the same name, except with a tilde (~) appended to the end, for example:
    blank.html
    blank.html~
    bookmarks.html
    bookmarks.html~
    cloud.html
    cloud.html~
    etc...

    I was wondering if it was Notepad++, Auto Save plug in, or Google Drive doing that? I searched a bit but couldn't come up with anything. Any ideas?

     
  • dail8859
    dail8859
    2014-03-06

    Why don't you try disabling Notepad++'s backups or the Auto Save plugin or try a different folder outside of your Google Drive? Shouldn't be too hard to figure out pretty quickly.

     
  • TRS-80
    TRS-80
    2014-03-09

    I have tried all variations of Notepad++ itself and the Auto Save plug in on one computer, and could not reproduce the behavior.

    Looking at the ~ files, it seems as if they are previous versions of files I had edited at some point. I am starting to think it may be from Google Drive synchronization conflicts across multiple computers, when some of those computers may have been offline. I will test that theory some more later and report back.