When I open a SWX file this type of temporary icon appears, when I close the file it disappears.
I wish to know whether it is a indication of any abnormality in the SWX.
This is not SW but windows. Windows creates a temporary file when you open any file. So you set them to not visible under folder options.
Deepak Gupta wrote:So you set them to not visible under folder options.
Deepak Gupta wrote:
So you set them to not visible under folder options.
Could your explain what is meant by this?
Are the ~ (lock) files really created by windows? My recollection is they are created by the opening application. For example, if a text file is opened with notepad no ~ file. However, if you open it with word, there is.
Whether it is a Windows file or not, I do not know. The purpose of the ~(tilde) file (at least in SolidWorks) is to lock anyone else who opens the file after you from making modifications to it (it will open read-only for them). It is just a plain text file. If you open it using notepad you should find your computer login name. When you close the file, the ~ file is closed also allowing others to now make modifications to the model.
I couldn't find library folder to get rid of this icon.
I think it depends on the version of windows you are using as to where you find the place to turn showing system files off. What version of windows are you using?
Open Control Panel, type folder in the search box, click on folder options, then follow Deepak's instructions (hide protected operating system files).
Thanks. I have found another way as well.
Just like SolidWorks, Windows has several ways to accomplish a task. So are you ~ files hidden now?
It is now okay.
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