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compact databases?


mikeb

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Unless I'm crazy, I seem to remember a help file/thread that listed what every check box in Ccleaner did. I can't find it now though and I'd like to know exactly what the "compact databases" check box for Firefox does. I hadn't upgraded ccleaner since v2.23.999 so it's new to me plus I'd like to check on a few other things.

 

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I hate answering this question as i cant remember who told me it was to do with urlclassifier3.sqlite

File location has moved. When ever its deleted FF re downloads it,

 

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>

 

If it is not to do with urlclassifier3 then my apologies.

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It has to do with the SQLdatabase that Firefox uses to store things. Over time they become larger and larger and the option to compact does just that. There are several other freeware's that do essentially the same thing such as "Speedyfox".

 

For a general description go here and look at Option #6: http://www.techandlife.com/2009/09/is-fire...ht-speed-it-up/

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i still assume compact is a Fancie word for deletion.

 

I really would love to know where i got urlclassifier3.sqlite from

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To ident: Maybe this one can help:

http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.support.firefox/browse_thread/thread/a30c7bb1de27f97a

 

And what do you think on this addon for FF ? It is called "Vacuum Places Improved".

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13878

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Urlclassifier3.sqlite came from the initial installation of FF. it is probably updated, because it is part of the FF phishing protection scheme.

 

"Compact" means exactly what it sounds like: Free space is squeezed out from where entries have been deleted. Same goes for any of the other databases (bookmarks, etc.). Think odf it being akin to defragmenting free space on a hard drive.

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