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Hi all,

I've been asked to have a look at the logging for our 2006 ISA server. Problem I have is that the files are 900MB and more in some cases and when I try to open in anything it crashes. Anyone know a free util that can do the job?

Thanks you

JAson
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I get an error message saying file is too big to be opened with notepad++

Thanks
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UltraEdit
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UltraEdit even though isn't free. You can run the Trial.
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Thanks guys. Company policy is preventing me downloading them at work so will do from home and get back to you all tomorrow.

gReat site and great response as always.
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Ultraedit is not very expensive and I assumed that the OP does it fairly regularly.
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I just opened a 1,2GB TXT file (with about 17 million lines) with UltraEdit.
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If you have a 64 bit Windows, then the regular notepad should be able to open the file.  32 bit notepad can't handle files that large.

You could also opt for some free open source text editors from the unix world like gvim or emacs.  They should be able to open those files.  No matter which editor you use, it's going to take some time to load.
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Any feedback is welcome. Please help us keep EE clean. Close the question if we did help, delete it if we didn't help. Thank you.
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Thanks guys, sorry for not getting back to you sooner
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