Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post
This may be useful in understanding how and when these files are created:

https://wordribbon.tips.net/T008836_...kup_Files.html

Tbh it sounds from your original post that you don't actually want these backups, so the solution would be to uncheck the "always create backup" option as AW Admin suggested.
No, sadly, I do want them to exist, I just want them to be invisible (hidden). Otherwise, I would've just turned them off.