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How to turn off autosave in matlab online 2021a

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It is so annoying and making my code slow. every time i change a small value and click run it takes time to save and then create .asv file and then run my code. Which is Soo annoying. Please someone could help me how to turn it off.
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cui,xingxing on 28 Jul 2022
this autosave backup file is completely superfluous,mathworks should remove this feature now.

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Prabhan Purwar
Prabhan Purwar on 25 Mar 2021
Edited: Prabhan Purwar on 25 Mar 2021
.m and .mlx files are created and need to be saved for running code using RUN functionality, .asv files are backup files, which is available in desktop version only. It would be helpful if you could share the reproduction steps including the type of file you have created so that we can replicate the issue. A workaround to execute code without saving anything would be to put the code inside of a section block and use the "Run Section" action instead.
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Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal on 25 Mar 2021
The file i created is a .m file, when i change a value and not click on save and directly click on run matlab online is generating a .asv file and then executing my command.
But recently from yesterday its saving .asv files only sometime not all the time. Thats working fine for me for now. I hope to see a preference option to turn off auto save as in desktop version.

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Jordan on 11 Feb 2023
When you open a new document called Untitled, and spend hours working on a project or an assignment, and a connection is lost, then you lose all of your work. Hopefully this answers the question. The autosave seems to not work in the online version for new, untitled documents.


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