my WeblogData.root file seems to be OK after the Data compacting process hung up when it hit this file.. at least from what I could tell by the dispaly in the Status bar of the Radio app. It seems Ok becuase I went back and edited my very first Radio entry from June 2, 2002. It all seemed to re-publish just fine. My weblogdata.root file is 5626 KB. The only way I could get the hourglass to stop was to trerminate the Radio app from the Windows Task Manager. When I restrted Radio, all my data seems fine (ie. the edit of the very first entry went fine, and a new entry went up fine, which seems that would take care of the beinning and end of the file).