Hello All, I'm hoping the you all might assist me with a messy problem I have run into. I have an existing database which contains linkages to over 250 ..DBF files. Estbalishing these linkages was a very manual and labor intensive process. I have inadvertantly exceeded the 2 GIG database limit by running several make table queries from these .DBF files (Should have known better). As you know, regardless of what I do at this point, I cannot compact the Database. Is there a way for me to make a copy of the database in such a way that I can retain the linkages to the numerous DBF files or am I out of luck here and hence relegated to relinking all the files. Alternatively, is there some way that I can get the exisiting database to compact? I am running MS Access 2000. Many thanks.