Save A Compacted Copy during conversion

Discussion created by Evopac on Sep 9, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2018 by gdurniak

I recently converted a  6 GB of FMP7 file to FMP12 using FMPro 17. The FMP12 file has the same 6 GB file size.  I then did a "Save A Compacted Copy". The new file size has reduced to 4.5 GB.  I am just curious why doesn't FileMaker does the compacting during the conversion from FMP7 to FMP12 ?  To me, this is the most logical thing to do.