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Newbie question - deleting branches

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Deleting branches

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 1:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
I appreciate the help I'm receiving here, even though I have semi-manually achieved the split.

I have followed your instructions to the letter. Generations are 99 up and down. Generation of the Extended chart took very little time, deletion slightly longer. Far, far longer was the regeneration of the chart with me (home person) as the base - an annoying step which I wasn't able to prevent happening, or to interrupt.

I'm wondering if scale has something to do with my problems. Before splitting my tree, it contained some 19'300 persons. Now that I have removed my wife's part, I'm down to 17'200. After painful completion of the multiple deletions, I was able to manually remove several hundred unwanted places (out of about 3'500) and then compacted the remaining file, achieving a compaction of some 30%.

Now comes the astonishing part. The original file has a size of 48'295 kB, but the reduced file (containing 2'000 fewer persons and 400 fewer places) has a size of 49'433 kB. Both are compacted. I don't have many media files, but anyway this should be irrelevant. How can a reduction INCREASE the file size?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
silverfox3280 29 Apr 2012 11:23PM GMT 
SwissFraser 30 Apr 2012 7:43AM GMT 
mikelevoi 18 Jan 2014 5:14AM GMT 
vsgreaves 17 Jun 2013 3:12PM GMT 
cewyattjr 16 Jan 2014 1:56PM GMT 
silverfox3280 16 Jan 2014 4:12PM GMT 
MacLellanG 29 Nov 2012 3:59AM GMT 
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