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As you have discovered, one of the differences between the two versions is the .MPJ file that is converted into an .XPJ file. I'd always take a copy before upgrading anything but once you have upgraded and tested everything works OK there is no need for the backup. It sounds like you didn't take a backup if you have new/old files side by side. Personnaly I'd take a backup of what you currently have and then run the unused files report. This should list the files you no longer need. As far as checking in the files into version control you only need to check in what is actually used therefore the unused files report is the way to go.
Trying to clarify here. Colum is mostly right.
When an older project is opened in X5 or 6, the .MPJ file isn't really "Converted". What happens is that an XML file bearing the same name as the project but having the extension .XPJ is created along with a slew of other files. The former .MPJ file is then updated and renamed by changing its file extension. The .MPJ extension is renamed to .CPD. I could be wrong in my assumption of course, but I've always thought .CPD meant "Cache Project Database".
Cheers and happy Thursday all! Rick
I am sorry, but i am still not clear if I should still be seeing the .mpj project file after opening the mpj file type project in RH v6 or is it the reason i am seeing because the time i opened the mpj project file in V6 it wasn't checked out and that's why it was not deleted OR whether it should had been deleted or not, i am not sure.
And why is the huge difference in the size of both the file types?
Thanks for your patience