Excel file opens as two seperate files.    file.xlsx and file.xlsx2

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I received one excel file, which was given to me.  When I click on the file, two files open up
File.xlsx and second file name: file.slsx2    Why is this happening and how do I stop it?

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office 365
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It sound like that has saved the file with multiple windows open which allow simultaneous viewing of several sheets on screen. To close these, click Window > Arrange > Tiled (say), then click the "x" to close all of the windows one-at-a time, except for one last window. Click to maximize this remaining window. Then save the file.
Here is a bit more information: How to manage multiple windows in Excel

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