Yes, I cleaned out the garbage can (several times)
Mark.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Saputelli [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 1:54 PM
> To:   Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
> Subject:      Re: [PROTEL EDA USERS]:  DDB files won't compress?
> 
> 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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