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I have a VB.net project with around 10 forms and the size has reached 44MB
This seems larger than it should
Is there a way to reduce the size
I seem to remember someone saying that there is a folder that holds previous
versions. Is this true?
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44 MB is not overly large for a project with 10 forms, and I cannot see why this is a problem with today's hard disks and backup medias.

If some of your forms use icons or other type of images, you can end up hitting that 44 MB quite fast. Make sure that the images are not overly large for their intended use.

If you have many different configurations (Release, Debug, customs), each one compiles in a different directory, so you end up with as many time the amount of space.

You can use Build...Clean solution before doing a backup. This deletes files that are used during compilation and will be recreated the next time that you compile.

By default, a project generates .pdb files for the Release configuration, which generally does not need them. You can prevent these files from being generated by going into the project's Properties window and set "Generate debug info" to None in the Advanced Compile Options of the Compile tab. Just be sure not to do that for your Debug configuration however, because most features of the debugger are disabled when you do not have the .pdb.
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