Gigantic file size

I have a quicken file with many accounts and many dates which is 326MB big. I then made a copy of the file only using this years transactions and excluding all prior non-reconciled data. I deleted all accounts but two which had no interaction with other accounts or investments. I then super validated. At the end the new file was 237MB large. I was expecting a much smaller file. What else can be done with the new file to reduce the file size.

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  • Thank you Robert. That copy was how I started the process. Interesting after I made all the modifications I needed to again do your suggested File > File Operations > Copy. Now the file is an acceptable 72MB.
  • "File size is generally unimportant and doesn't affect Quicken performance as much as you might imagine. " Not the performance but daily backups.
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