A problem opening my file with notepad

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I was at work, when I received an email with a text file attached in it, when I want to open the text file using notepad, it cannot be open, for the reason that, the file is to big, posted below is the actual error message.

File is too big to be opened by Notepad++

File is too big to be opened by Notepad++

This is the first time I encountered such error, I even manage to open text files the other day, and I did not experience any error at all, I was so bothered with this error, I suspected that the file I received contains virus, that is why I scan my computer for some virus, no virus was found, I also restated my computer after the virus scan, when I tried again to open the file same error message appeared,

Please help me find solution to my problem,

Thanks a lot.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #122464

A problem opening my file with notepad


I have encountered such problem before, I suggest the following solutions:

1. For the file is too big, the system would halt when the file was transferred. Increasing the cache is the only solution. Depth sorting function of memory sorting in Wopti Utilities might be helpful.
2. For such a big file, it should be opened by WORD, Notepad is not the best choice.
3. If the above mentioned solutions do not work, I suggest file splitting. The file could be split into several small files, then open them one by one.
For file splitting, I recommend text splitter, it proves to be useful.
Answered By 0 points N/A #122465

A problem opening my file with notepad


Hi Mark_fassy,

This may help to your problem. I recommend you to convert your notepad file into MS Word file. These are the steps to follow.

1. Open Microsoft Word. This is done in different ways depending on the operating system and user preference. The most common method for opening Microsoft Word is to click "start" or the Windows orb in the lower left corner of the computer screen, click "Programs" or "All Programs," hover the mouse pointer over "Microsoft Office," and click on the icon for Microsoft Word, which will be different depending on which version of the program is installed on the computer.

2. Open the .txt file to be converted in Microsoft Word. Click "File" or the Microsoft Office orb in the upper left of the screen, then click "open." From here, it is necessary to navigate through the computer's file system to find where the desired .txt file is located. Once it has been found, click on the file once, then click "open" at the bottom right of the dialog box.

3. Click "File" in the upper left of the screen again, then click "Save As." In Windows 2007, click the Microsoft Office orb in the upper left corner, then hover the mouse over "save as" and select either "Word document" or "Word 97-2003 document" in the right column of the menu. The "Word document" option will save the file as a .docx file, which can only be viewed in Word 2007 or an earlier version that has been updated with a Compatibility Pack from Microsoft. The "Word 97-2003 document" option will save the file as a .doc file, which can be opened in virtually all versions of Microsoft Word.

4. Select the location on the computer where the file is to be saved. Save it to the computer's desktop if desired to make the new file easy to locate. Name the file by typing a desired file name in the "file name" box, then click "Save" in the lower right of the dialog box. The Notepad, or .txt file, is now changed to a Word document.

Answered By 562865 points N/A #122466

A problem opening my file with notepad


I guess that problem is not caused by Notepad++ not supporting big file sizes. The problem is probably caused by the amount of free memory you have. This problem was already reported to the Notepad++ community page and the user had a problem opening a text file with a 350 MB file size.

He was curious about the actual supported file size because he was able to open a text file with 317 MB file size but not with 350 MB.

But it is not possible to say that Notepad++ already hit the ceiling on the 350 MB file size because one user said that she was able to open a text file that is around 423 MB which is a lot bigger than the first file. It seems the other user also encountered the problem with the file size limit.

She solved the problem by closing other programs and tried opening the text file again and it worked. So, in your case, if you have a limited physical RAM and you need to open that kind of size on Notepad++, I guess you should terminate other running applications that are not important so you can free up some memory.

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