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  How to compact my Access Database. Eventhough the records are very less the size of the database is more. How come it is like that?
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In Access XP (2002) click on TOOLS > DATABASE UTILITIES > COMPACT AND REPAIR DATABASE (it's probably the same for Access 2000 and 2003). As you add/delete/update data, Access does not recover any gained disk space automatically.

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