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File size getting bigger in Floppy Disk

By nonameten ·
I have create a file and save it with floppy disk, once a while i need to update the file by adding some data or do some amendment. I notice the file size are getting bigger after i save it several time, the actual size should be around 10KB but it become 100KB something, can somebody help me and let me know where is the actual problem cause?

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by mark In reply to File size getting bigger ...

It depends very much on what the file is, and exactly what you are doing with it each time. Word and Excel, for example, take quite a lot of overhead in terms of space for formatting. If you change the colour of text, underlines, sizing etc - these formatting changes make a significant impact on the file size. The only way to keep things as lean as possible is to:

1. ZIP the file (using PKZIP) to compress it, and you can the open the file from the archive.. or..

2. Just save your work as a .TXT file. This will mean that you lose your formatting, but it is stored in a universally accepted manner, and of a very small size indeed.

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by William Jay In reply to File size getting bigger ...

This sounds like the data is being appended to the file, rather than overwriting the file.
If there is a batch file controlling things: edit the line which >> appends to, with one that > redirects or | pipes, as required. Other settings may affect the outcome - like the COPYCMD variable and if this batch file is set to detect if or not the existence of files or some other things first ...
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