Acronis 2013 leaving duplicate files with tilde character ~
I saw another forum post from 2010 about an old version of Acronis, but no real solution. I have noticed this for several years across multiple Acronis versions and keep hoping it will get resolved, but it never does. In many folders that I am backing up and keeping synchronized with True Image, there are copies of my "real" files where the copy has a random 9 character leading text, plus the file extension ends in a tilde.
Here are some examples of duplicated files that seems useless:
These files are always exactly the same size as their original version, just with this crazy naming convention. The amount of wasted disk space on my source drive is staggering - easily 100+ Gb. To be clear - I am seeing these on my SOURCE drive that is being backed up. I delete tons of them, and within a week or two of Acronis running, they are back.
What is the deal with these mysterious files? Why are they being created and how can I stop it?