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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.


5 - Atom
Any movement on this subject? We could really use the ability to either change where our .bak's are stored or turn this feature off completely.
10 - Fireball

Adding my own 2 cents. I don't mind the feature, but I would love to specify the directory. 

6 - Meteoroid

I would love to hear the Alteryx Develoment team's input on this.

It seems like a very logical and simple change that would significantly enhance the user experience.

6 - Meteoroid

Delete Bakup Files.jpgHere is work around for this. Write a bat file and keep under Alteryx workflow event after run. Below is screen shot for better understanding. Hope it works until Alteryx provide in-built option to ignore bak file as outcome of output file tool.



5 - Atom

@nparikh That works great! I was trying to figure out how to like your comment...

8 - Asteroid

Yes, how do I disable or hide .bak files? They are cluttering up my folders and look very messy.

11 - Bolide

I need an option to remove .bak files

@nparikh do you know the syntax for removing batch file located in a ftp server ..?

6 - Meteoroid

Yes would love to turn off or direct to another folder as work folder is linked onto a OneDrive 4 Business account (ensures work is backed up by group policy) which doesn't like .bak files

8 - Asteroid


I'm constantly manually deleting my .bak files because I don't need the clutter. Please give us an option to turn off their creation, or at least designate a separate folder for all .bak files.

17 - Castor
17 - Castor

I would like the ability to specify a separate folder.