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As you change data in a database, the database
file can become fragmented and use more disk space than is necessary.
Periodically, you can use the Compact database tool to compact your database
to defragment the database file. The compacted database is usually smaller
and often runs faster.
This tool also attempts to repair a database that was marked as possibly
corrupt by an incomplete write operation. This can occur if an application
using the database engine is closed unexpectedly because of a power outage
or computer hardware problem. The database won't be marked as possibly
corrupt if you quit your application in a usual way.