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10-02-12, 07:48 PM   #4
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Fizzlemizz is correct. WoW has always created *.bak versions of every file it writes into the SavedVariables directories. I'm not entirely sure how it decides when to create these backups, but they are usually so far out of date as to be completely useless. It does occasionally (very occasionally) update them, but not nearly enough to serve any purpose, and WoW doesn't ever read from them, so you can just ignore them completely. I wouldn't buy it if someone is telling you a "bad *.bak file" is breaking your addon.
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