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What is Exchange's conndata\tables directory? It's 16GB!

We are running Exchange 2003 under SBS 2003.

There is a directory under Exchange named conndata\tables. The files in there appear to be 4KB or less, but a directory size shows conndata\tables to be 16GB! It's eating up 20% of our disk.

What is contained here and how can we clear it up?
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This folder is for your Connection Data Tables, and normally has ont several very small files in it. How many files are you seeing in yours?
If your seeing somethign approaching 16 GB, perhaps you have EDB andr STM files doing backups into it. Do you see any files with theose extensions on them?
This sounds very strange.  I believe the folder contains the configuration data for your exchange connectors (e.g. SBS SMTP connector, POP3Connector etc).

Are there any hidden files in that folder (go to control panel --> folder options --> view --> Show hidden files and folders)?

Are you using the POP3 connector?
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Huh, I could be wrong.

Windows is showing 4KB, but TreeSize is showing 16GB.
Did you refresh TreeSize view?

The only directories that should have that much data woud be your MDBDATA folder where the information stores are kept.  Can you do a screen shot of what TreeSize is showing?
puryear-it, any other information on your issue yet?
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