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Does the MXD Defrag program still exist in ArcGIS 10? Additionally, what settings/options have you identified to help keep ArcGIS 10 running fast?

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The MXD Defrag program is installed (on my Win 7 machine) here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\Tools\DocDefragmenter.exe

Just a couple of things I've changed so far - In the Advanced setting utility:

I set the temporary metafile size limit to 10MB. Not because of anything I've run into in Arc10 yet, but I did have problems in 9.3 and earlier, and this setting seemed to help.

I set the Output raster buffer size to 32MB in order to improve image export speed.

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Have you messed with the length of time it holds the Geoprocessing log? I set it to one day out of habit. –  wilsongis Aug 8 '10 at 0:58
    
Under Geoprocessing Options > Results Management > Keep results younger than ... ? I was actually thinking of increasing it to a month or more. There have been times when I've had to go back and retrieve something. –  Don Meltz Aug 8 '10 at 1:13
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I'm pretty sure 1 month is way over of what you need under this matter. More like a week. I doubt that you will be able to remember what output/input gave you the results one month ago. –  George Aug 8 '10 at 19:22
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George - I have been looking into this some more, and it works differently than I had first thought. It only saves ENTRIES in the results window for the time specified, not the actual data. Also, all of the results in the window are loaded every time you open ArcMap, so too many entries WILL slow things down. +1 to you. Thanks. –  Don Meltz Aug 8 '10 at 21:15

This might be helpful: Using the Document Defragmenter utility

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