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Make backup (bak) file creation optional

The bak file that is automatically created (and re-created if deleted) really clutters up our folders.

Please allow us to either turn it off, or specify a different location to hold our back up files.


Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

Thank you all for your feedback and use cases! I've insured this feedback has been put on our product team's radar for consideration in regards to this idea.

17 - Castor

Agreed, they clogs up my directories  

17 - Castor

I would like this. It can cause errors Cannot Overwrite Calgary File - Alteryx Community and clutters things.

15 - Aurora

Hi all


This macro provides a workaround to delete these *.bak files, if anyone is interested.


Delete Files - Alteryx Community