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The need to 'pack' shapefiles manually is unnecessary in ArcPad 6.0. It is handled automatically for each shapefile layer in your map containing deleted features when you make the layer uneditable, close the layer, or exit ArcPad. This process can take several minutes on large shapefiles, so there is a Cancel button to cancel the process if it is taking too long.
If you don't want the automatic packing to be on, you can disable it with an ArcPad XML element.
<LAYERS autopack="false" />
<LAYER name="shape.shp" autopack="false">