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    My Word document folders contain numerous hidden files with names like "~$E12345[name of deleted file].doc" and "~WRL1234.tmp" that are only visible if I untick the folder option "Hide protected operating system files". Programs like WinZip pick up these files, but programs like CCleaner do not clear them. Are they needed or is it safe to delete them? Do they indicate a problem with Word?

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    These files will normally be cleaned up by Word itself. They remain behind if Word closes in an unexpected manner (e.g. it crashes).
    It's safe to delete them while Word is not running.

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    OK thanks. Does this also apply to files in the AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Word folder with names like "~WRA1234.wbk", "~WRA1234.as$", "WRD0000.tmp", and "LiveRecovery save of [deleted filename].asd"?

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    Yes; those can be removed too if they are still present while Word is not running.

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    OK thanks.

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