Marvin wrote:but there doesn't seem to be any options in to not create the backup files.
As far as I know kwrite automatically creates a backup file when you edit a file (has for me) it saves the file with ~ placed on the end of the file name for example myfilename would become myfilename~
When a file has been renamed with ~ being placed on the end of it, the file no longer has an association to it this will change the icon and which program will open it when you double click on it in a file manager (all you will get is the open with dialog)
You can then open myfilename~ with a text editor in this case with kwrite you would just click on open, navigate to the directory that contains myfilename~ then select myfilename~ and click on open
You could also (using dolphin) right click on the file and select open with from the context menu
Marvin wrote:i felt sure i had saved the file
Search your hard drive for the file you may have accidentally saved it in a different directory
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