Hello again, I have a db that shouldn't be big, but weights in at 18MB just now. It was big before I started work on it, did a compact and repair, and came down to 2MB. I basically redrew the thing, and deleted the old tables, queries, and forms, looked at DB size, and it was 18MB again. So I did another compact/repair, only this time, it's staying at 18MB, which really shouldn't be that big. Any ideas what might be stopping the file reduction?