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10.7: Avoid 'Backup of' Files in iWork
Authored by: Mike Perry on Sep 12, '11 10:23:12AM

Yes, but what can I do if "the data needed for Versions and AutoSave" is precisely what I want to get rid of? I do a lot of my writing on a MacBook with only a small SSD. I don't want that limited space getting filled with a rapidly growing file that I have no control over and whose growth I can't turn off. I don't even need what Versions offers. All my work is automatically double-backed up to three different locations.

I'm growing tired of Apple acting as if all their users were in the bottom 5% in computer literacy. Apple's motto is no longer "Be Different." It's "You're Stupid."

For others, particularly those in law, medicine and finance, having everything they do in iWork stored in that covert file is perhaps the most bizarre security violation by an OS since Microsoft released Windows. And if you recall, many of Windows' security vulnerabilities came from treating users as too stupid to manage an OS that didn't leave access wide open.

Matters will only get worse as Apple pressures outside developers to make all their apps Version-ready. Covertly storing the contents of all those documents in a hidden file buried in the Root folder and given "Wheel" status is far more like a unwelcome and dangerous virus than a useful feature.

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10.7: Avoid 'Backup of' Files in iWork
Authored by: baltwo on Sep 12, '11 03:11:57PM

In the hidden .DocumentRevisions-V100 folder at the root-level.

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10.7: Avoid 'Backup of' Files in iWork
Authored by: David Allen on Sep 12, '11 08:06:41PM

Hey, I know you!

Dah•veed |David Allen|
Monterrey, NL, Mexico

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