Reducing File Size

Fred Bone Fred.Bone at
Thu Jan 6 04:27:46 EST 2011

On 5 January 2011 at 13:49, Colin Law said:

> 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.

Is this actually the case?

What I see is that the current file retains its established name (in my 
case, "accounts-2") while the backup, which used to be called 
"<filename>.<datetime>.xac", is now "<filename>.<datetime>.gnucash".

(WinXP-SP3, Gnucash upgraded from 2.2.9 to 2.4.0).

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