Preferably via a batch function, since I have 50 or 60 files... maybe more, that I've been saving with maximized compatibility. I don't need the feature and never did, but used it because I was being ignorant and 'better safe than sorry'-minded.
Anyone have any ideas?
I tried disabling 'Maximize Compatibility' and re-saving the files, but this didn't result in reduced file sizes as far as I can tell.
Set your file handling preference for Maximise Compatibility to "Never". Record an Action of "Save As" with any file - the name and location will be overriden when using the Batch setup in the screenshot that follows the Action screenshot. It definitely works with CS6 on OS X 10.6.8, at least.