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Woodie
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space needed to compact

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I've seen many posts related to space needed to compact databases but not found a solution that works for me. As you can see in the attachment, Photo Supreme wants 151.9 terabytes to compact a 7.7 gigabyte file! If I did the math correctly, that's 21,000 times the size of the original file. Not the two times plus a little stated in posts I've read. If I combined all the storage I have from multiple computers, NAS storage and external drives, I wouldn't have 151.9 terabytes.

I'm running version 7.3.1.4538 on Windows 10. I only have about 53,000 images.

Any suggestions on how I can compact a 7.7 gig file with less than 152 TB of space?
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G8DHE
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My main database is 49GB & 62GB and there is 478GB spare room on the drive! I don't have any problem compressing!
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Geoff Mather (G8DHE)
Woodie
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Congratulations! Unfortunately, that doesn't solve my problem. Photo Supreme message says it needs 151.9 terabytes to compact a 7.7 gigabyte file.
G8DHE
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Are you sure the units your counting in aren't different i.e. Bytes, KBytes and GBytes all three are used in Windows properties ?
At 7.7GBytes I would have expected around 16GBytes or so ?
Geoff Mather (G8DHE)
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