"Phantom" records are typically due to a scrambled field index, or a scrambled record catalog
They don't really exist, so they can not be deleted by hand
Problems like this are in the Table, so they should appear on any layout
Importing into a clone is one way to "remove" them
Compacting a file can make it much smaller, and also possibly "fix" a Consistency issue
> So I painstakingly deleted the phantoms and for good measure saved a compacted copy any uploaded it to the server. I also checked it with recover. No issues.
By the way the compacting process reduced a 14.5 mb file to 9.5mb. Is this unusual?
Anyway, problem solved. The reason I'm posting this is that the idea of phantom records (almost certainly tied to a particular layout)