What appears to be a massive Memory leak or something weird.

Metaleo

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My excel file just started growing in size massively... It was a big file to begin with, about 33MB. It has grown by 30MB per save and Im not adding anything but minor text. The file size has reached a massive 200MB within an hour and has become laggy. I tried to google the issue and found this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=21649. Tried it and it didnt change a thing, the size has continued to grow at the same pace.. I have no back ups besides one from about 30 hours ago.... That would be a lot of work to lose... ALOT... ANY help will be great, I would truly appreciate it. Thanks in advanced.
 

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Hermanito

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The link you included is about excessive formatting, do you use many different formats?
Do you have macro's, pivottables (each one on the same pivotcache, or each one a different cache?), webqueries, database queries?

A trick that sometimes works, is creating a new empty file, and copy/paste all your info from the current one to the new one. Afterwards, discard the old one. That way, if you're lucky, you can escape the leak/corruption of the old file.

good luck...
 

Metaleo

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Got it! I have no idea why but one picture was making copies of it self.... I had around 5,000 pictures stacked under one... deleted them all and everything works great. Thanks Hermanito, if it wasnt for your idea I wouldnt of found that.
 

Hermanito

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5000 copies of a picture?? Surely that wasn't happening all by itself?

Glad you found the cause of the filesize though!
 

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