can you copy workspaces in excel? i have a template folder with a workspace consisting of 2 linked workbooks. i am trying to use this to copy into a new folder (via explorer) for each new project i have. for each new project i apply many changes to this template. for the first try at this, i have found that the data i enter in the new folder (that the template workspace is copied into for future alterations) is automatically updating to my blank template. every time i save my work applied to this new project in a separate folder, it goes back to my template folder and saves it there too. i don't want this blank template to be altered. why is this link occuring and how can i troubleshoot?