I use TexStudio for Windows 10. Whenever I save a file, it creates a backup file with an extension "txs~NN" where NN is a number between 00 and 99. This fills my folder with many unneeded files. Moreover, after 100 saves I start getting annoying messages saying that a backup cannot be created (probably, because it has used all numbers between 00 and 99). How can I disable this behavior?

Here are some screenshots of configuration screens:

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  • Related (but that question does not really have an answer): tex.stackexchange.com/questions/292620/…
    – Marijn
    Sep 3, 2020 at 8:29
  • Why-type questions — such as the one contained in the title of your query — probably cannot be answered conclusively, and they run the risk of inviting uninformed bloviating. Please consider rephrasing your query so that it sounds less like a rant.
    – Mico
    Sep 3, 2020 at 8:56
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    BTW, congrats on achieving 5000 rep points on TeX.SE!
    – Mico
    Sep 3, 2020 at 8:58
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    Which OS and the version of texstudio are you using? Sep 15, 2020 at 8:06
  • Windows 10, TexStudio version 2.12.10 Sep 16, 2020 at 9:14


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