Yes, I usually save myself using .backups files once every couple of months, 
like you describe Winfried!
They do clutter the directory, but it's worth it in my view :)


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Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 07:09:13 +0000
From: "Reng, Dr. Winfried" <>
To: "" <>
Subject: RE: My work-flow for dealing with backups from FrameMaker
        sessions        ... Was: RE: Best practices for converting FM to 

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I need the backup files now and then. Sometimes (once a year) I do something, 
save, close the file, and then I notice that I made a mistake. Without the 
backup I could not undo the mistake.

Or very rarely FrameMaker starts to have problems with a file after a certain 

Therefore I always have the automatic backup enabled!
If you think that you do not need it, you can disable it.
I think it's just an additional safety measure.

Best regards



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