Temporary files when opening Microsoft Office files

Hi, I am a Boxcryptor orphan who just installed and started using Cryptomator. Whenever I open a Microsoft Office file, like a MS Word doc, a temp file is created in the folder. For example, if I create and open a file named “Document.docx”, a new file named “~$cument.docx” is created in the folder.

Can someone suggest a fix to avoid this?

Thank you.

Hi. That is a typical Microsoft office behaviour and is not triggered by Cryptomator.


I tried creating in a Word file in a non-vault folder and did not initially see any temp file being generated, but I did see it after selecting “show hidden files”. So it appears that for some reason, the MS Office files that are normally hidden when using regular folders are showing up as unhidden in the vault folders.