To compact your workspace file

You can save disk space by compacting a file called desktop6.ndk, which is part of the workspace files. Compacting recovers unused disk space by removing references to applications you no longer have on your workspace.


  1. Double-click any workspace tab.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click % used.
  4. If the percentage is under 85%, click Compact.

Managing the workspace file size

About this task

  • To keep the desktop6.ndk file small as you work, for Cache Size, choose a small number of megabytes (from 1 to 16) to limit the cache.ndk file. When you do this, Notes® removes older, unused cached design elements to make room for new ones.
  • The cache.ndk cannot be compacted. When the workspace is compacted, the desktop6.ndk shrinks, but the cache.ndk remains the same size.
  • You can delete cache.ndk to gain extra space on your disk.