Hi i know i should be slapped maybe but i have truly searched this forum and cant find anything on this specific question. Is there any benefit to removing dummy files other than compatability. I have seen somewhere that removing dummy files in fact makes the game run faster, but then i saw in another post saying that dummy files are there to make the game run faster. So which is it. I have swap magic 3.6 and have never had a single problem with TOC size, backing up games of 4.38GB or anything like that, I use yudens bought from super media store and have had no problems other than your slight jitter every once in a while. But I have succesfully backed-up games with dummy files and they run fine. So if someone would thankfully answer my question. Thanks so much.