did you empty the recycle bin before compress?
BTW, I finally turned off compress on exit, too slow to tolerate.
Dennis Saputelli

Mark HARRISON wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> I noticed a Protel 99SE SP6 .ddb project had grown to 24 Mbytes and took a
> long time to open.
> No amount of clearing out the garbage, compacting the database on exit, or
> running the repair tool would reduce the file size.
> Eventually I started a new project database, open the old data base, and
> copied all the folders and files from the old into the new.
> This brought the file size down to about 4 MBytes.  Much better!
> 
> So my question is, what is happening, and is there an easier way to clean up
> the file?
> 
> (I admit that on a few occasions I have terminated 99SE with the Windows
> 2000 task manager, so perhaps some trash is left in the database that is not
> linked to the project structures?).  Unfortunately the database password
> seems to have changed in this latest version SP6 as I can't open it with
> Access anymore to look at the database structure.
> 
> Cheers,
> Mark Harrison
> Research Engineer
> CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation,
> The Bionic Ear Institute.
> Associate of the Department of Otolaryngology,
> University of Melbourne,
> East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
> "It's sound Jim, but not as we know it"
> 

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