To compact an AYS database, execute the following steps:
Step 1: Ensure that all other users have closed the main AYS program.
Step 2: Log in to the main AYS program as an AYS program administrator.
Step 3: With all windows closed, select File > Repair > Repair and Compact Database from the main menu. Follow the prompts.
Alternatively, you may use the Database Repair Utility found in the Start menu, under All Programs > At Your Service > Utilities > Database Repair Utility (the path may be slightly different depending on your version of Windows).