Like, what happens if you choose to "Not Save"? Is the current file always being saved, therefore responding to "Yes I want to save this file" actually means, Yes, I want a NEW version of it. I am really confused by the clutter of files created by the appropriate act of saving before closing. Especially when I pull up prior years' files for reference, worrying that I might have inadvertently changed something....
For the WIndows Desktop program
Delete return FAQ
You can delete a tax return from within the TurboTax Windows Desktop Program on the very first screen after starting the program or go to File-Open. Click on the large square icon representing the file you wish to delete (avoid clicking the blue "Continue" button). Then just hit your delete key and answer the prompt.
OR Start the program and on the first page click the blue Find A Tax File link at the bottom of the box. Then in the list that pops up you can right click on the file and choose delete.
Or you can delete it from Windows. The tax files end in .tax20yy and should be in your Documents folder then in a Turbo Tax subfolder.
The TurboTax desktop program does an auto-save about every 10 minutes or so. This reduces data loss when something catastrophic happens, such as a power outage. The auto-save file will always have a filename starting with a tilde. (What you called a sideways "S") To delete the auto-saved copies you have to close and exit the program completely first.
very confusing and annoying duplication. I should only have one copy saved, rather than browse through 5 copies of the same return trying to figure out which copy I worked on last, Turbo tax/Intuit, you can do better...........