2.57 Save file seem bloated

Is Blender 2.57 saving extra debug data in the file saves? I’m following a tutorial for 2.57 where the author supplies finished examples blend files. I noticed that my own files are much bigger than the authors finished example, which should have more data. The authors completed file is only 2.05 MB, but my unfinished save is already 7.26 MB. I’m fairly new to Blender, so is there a special save setting for the finished product with all the extraneous data taken out.

Perhaps the tutorial author saved his .blend files with compression enabled? You can do the same when you save your file (look for a Compression checkbox on the File Browser’s sidebar).

Thanks, that is probably it. I did notice a slight delay when the tutorial authors file is opened.