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Hemanth Kumar
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Hi All
I Have A Small Project With 165 Activities
I Have 6 Different Views, 6 Groups,6 Filters
My Current File Size Is 25.2 MB
My Question
How Can We Reduce The File Size OF MSP?
Practical Tips Please
Thanks

Hemant
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Hemanth Kumar
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Thank You All
Brian Ultican
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Also for general knowledge: very long projects or projects with large numbers of assignments per task that then also have several baselines saved can get big. Combinations there of all can get large as the number of assignment timeslices that must be stored goes up.

Clearing unused baselines can decrease size by big amounts.
Paul Harris
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I would suspect you have put a logo in the hearer or footer.

Deleting the logo does not reduce the size of the file.

Create a new project, copy the resources across, use Tools, Organizer for the filters etc, but if I remember rightly don’t bring the layouts across as the logo come across and then copy and paste the tasks.

Paul E Harris
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Tony Livesey
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I have found this reduces the file size in some cases up to 50%.

Method 1
Save your file as a Microsoft Project Database file (.mpd), and then open and resave it as a Microsoft Project file (.mpp). To do this, follow these steps:
1. Start Microsoft Project, and then open your file.
2. Click OK in response to the error message described in the "Symptoms" section of this article.
3. On the File menu, click Save As.
4. In the Save As dialog box, specify a file name and location in which to save your file.
5. In the Save as type box, click Project Database (*.mpd), and then click Save.
6. In the Save To Database dialog box, click Save.
7. Click Close on the File menu.
8. Open the .mpd file that you saved in step 5.
9. On the File menu, click Save As.
10. In the Save As dialog box, specify a file name and location in which to save your file.
11. In the Save as type box, click Project (*.mpp), and then click Save.