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Can't open a 951MB doc in Notepad, Wordpad, or MS Word

  • Microsoft Word
  • Notepad
  • Task Manager
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
January 7, 2009 6:08:32 AM

As the title says, I have a 974,089kb text file that I need to view. Notepad and Wordpad lock up, show as Not Responding in Task Manager. Memory Usage shoots up to over 2,000,000K in Task Manager when I try to open the file. Word is stable enough to at least tell me that it can not open files larger than 32MB and so nothing happens beyond that error message. I need alternatives here or workarounds.

I have 4GB of DDR2-800. Win XP x64.

Thanks for any help.

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January 7, 2009 6:16:32 AM

Have a look at TextPad. It claims that "It can handle file sizes up to the largest contiguous chunk of virtual memory". You may have to increase your swap file size, and make sure that it is defragmented.
January 7, 2009 5:00:48 PM

could also try notepad++
January 8, 2009 3:18:46 AM

Thanks for the help guys. The problem is now resolved. :-]