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After updating metadata, why does the size of my personal geodatabase increase?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When updating metadata in a geodatabase, the item's original metadata record is deleted and a new one is added. To purge the deleted records from the file, right-click the personal geodatabase in ArcCatalog and click Compact Database.

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