Windows 10: What does ~ mean?

Discus and support What does ~ mean? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; What does ~ mean in front of a file? Example: ~mydoc.xlsx Don Cole 76341 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by doncole, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. doncole Win User

    What does ~ mean?


    What does ~ mean in front of a file?

    Example: ~mydoc.xlsx

    Don Cole

    :)
     
    doncole, Jan 31, 2017
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  2. what!?!? Win User

    Apps not closing, still running in background

    Thanks for the response. I am not looking for a "close all" function. Sometimes I intentionally want to leave an app running. In windows phone 8.1, I could exit and close th app by merely selecting the arrow/back button, I am looking for that same functionality.
    When I'm in an app, I want to be able to exit directly from there and not have it continuing in the background.
     
    what!?!?, Jan 31, 2017
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  3. what!?!? Win User
    XBOX Music Pass vs. Zune Pass - Xbox Music is bad for families, FAIL!!!

    Agree with the idea of a family pass. Seems like it could work something like the family plan for cell phones. big expenses is the first two then a small amount for every family member after that.



    I still have my original zune pass which allows 6 devices. I know what I pay for this. I looked on the xbox music site and can't find how many devices are allowed or the price. Does anyone have a link?
     
    what!?!?, Jan 31, 2017
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  4. swarfega Win User

    What does ~ mean?

    Hi. The files you are describing are so-called owner files (sometimes referred to as "lock" files). An owner file is created when you work with a document in Word, and it should be deleted when you save your document and exit Word. Sometimes these files are left behind, for example if Word crashes, and you can delete them manually.

    Source
     
    swarfega, Jan 31, 2017
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  5. doncole Win User
    doncole, Jan 31, 2017
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  6. Berton Win User
    A note: I use the tilde ~ in front of file names and even Folders to bring them to the top of the list of files in a Folder or Folders in the drive. It's usually "special" characters first followed by numbers followed by alphabet for indexing.
     
    Berton, Jan 31, 2017
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  7. Edwin New Member
    Absolutely! *Thumbs

    Extremely handy for creating custom hierarchies in the Start Menu.


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    Edwin, Apr 4, 2018
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