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how do I go about creating a 25 Gb file, that holds no data?

Hey there everyone,

The title of the question says it all, what I want to do is create an empty file thats about 25gb in size. I used to have a small program that would create these files with no problems, I used to use it for ftp sites back in the day where you had to upload before you could download in the old warez scene. those days have long since disappeared and so has the program I had.

What I need it for is for one of the servers that is supposedly monitoring our systems, which actually isn't preforming that function at all, I want to put this file on and see how long it takes for someone to notice the file.

thanks in advance for anyone who knows of the program I'm referring to or one similar.

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chris_irvine
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robsantosCommented:
LOL - "upload before you could download " - memories...

is this what you used?
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Large-File-Creator.shtml
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killamankazeCommented:
This piece of software may complete your task.

http://www.mynikko.com/dummy/

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all_expertsCommented:
Here is the command to run in command prompt:
fsutil file createnew filename size

where filename is the name of the file and size is size of a file in bytes.
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JohnGerhardtCommented:
Without software then try:

fsutil file createnew C:\25GB-file.txt 2500000000

Think I have the correct number of zeros!
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JohnGerhardtCommented:
too slow ;)
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chris_irvineAuthor Commented:
I can't believe this program is still available, this is the exact one I had...thanks for pointing me in the right direction to find it, brings back some good memories.

The warez scene was a pain in the ass back in the day on dialup, lol.
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robsantosCommented:
Thanks - but I gotta say - that FSUTIL looks really handy!
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