I started with a 2.7 Gb XP file/folder. Great. Too big, but who cares. I only want to run one fugly windows program... But whats this, amazing! Each time I back up the folder it is larger and larger - now it's up to 14 Gigs with no signs of slowing! Everytime I want to back up it takes longer and longer. [edit: to be clear, I'm backing up from the parallels folder the folder that is called "windows xp" - just in case anyone things I'm backing up the backups - I'm not - it is the actual xp folder/drive that is larger and larger]. I run only ONE app in XP, and it's entire database is only 10mb, and has grown to 14mb..... So what's going on - how can I stop windows from growing like a great big demented Pee niss? I just want it to remain the small weaner that it always was... Any help? Thanks, mpower. don't you just wish windows would die?