Reducing File Size

Colin Law clanlaw at
Wed Jan 5 08:49:08 EST 2011

On 5 January 2011 13:11, Mike C. <subscribe307 at> wrote:
> I didn't mean the database was in .gnucash.  It is located in My
> Documents but has a file extension .gnucash for the versions 2.4 files.
> The 2.2.9 files have no extension.

I see that you are right, I had not noticed that 2.4 adds the .gnucash
extension.  Sorry for the noise.


> Mike
> On 1/5/2011 3:54 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 4 January 2011 14:48, Mike C. <subscribe307 at> wrote:
>>> Thanks for your response.  I don't have a problem renaming My
>>> database is .gnucash which I assume is XML and I can have it compressed
>>> or uncompressed.
>> I don't think your database is .gnucash, that is the folder where your
>> gnucash settings are stored.  Your database is a file having the name
>> shown in the window title bar when you run GnuCash.  I am not sure
>> whether there is a direct way of finding where you have saved it from
>> within GnuCash, I would have expected it to be in File > Properties
>> but it does not seem to be there.  It seems that if you do File > Save
>> As (but don't actually save it) then the save dialog will open in the
>> directory containing your database.  You will know when you have found
>> the correct folder because it will also be full of .log and .xac
>> files.  You can also check the date/time of the file when you have
>> found it to make sure it is the right one.
>> Colin

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