File size doubled after Validate & Repair

My database file increased from 127MB to 241MB after running validate & repair :(. What would the reason be? This is a HUGE increase that has me concerned. Thanks for any guidance you can provide.

Best Answer

  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    Validate stores a copy of the file in the Validate folder before it runs. Rename the large file and copy the one from the Validate folder back to the original location. Run the File>File Operations>Copy routine on the copied file.  Then run validate again if the file did not balloon up again from the Copy routine.

Answers

  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    Validate stores a copy of the file in the Validate folder before it runs. Rename the large file and copy the one from the Validate folder back to the original location. Run the File>File Operations>Copy routine on the copied file.  Then run validate again if the file did not balloon up again from the Copy routine.
  • cfischy
    cfischy Member ✭✭
    Thank you! This worked. It would be good to know the root cause of this issue so that I can avoid it reoccurring and so that Quicken can fix it. Thanks again.
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