replied to you only becuase yours was the last item mentioning /hsave -i

I think everyone should just forget the -i option, try doing a tick test on saving the file with -i compared to without it, I tried on a 10,000 item table, and OMG but does it take a long time. While a 10,000 item /HSAVE hash_table temp.txt took 16 or 32 ticks (ie: an unacuratly small time).