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Hi,

I have windows 7 and I need to open a .txt file that has 13G size.

Is there any SW that can do it? Or maybe a SW that can split this file into smaller files for me to open with NotePad ++?

Tks,
Joao
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The above viewer is very good.  If your Win 7 is 32 bit then 2 Gigs is going to be a 'practical' limit for file sizes.  If you're running 64 bit then things will work better.

But for speed and power, I'd go with Vim for Windows at http://www.vim.org/

It hauls butt and will do anything you need once you get the hang of the commands.

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Tks for the suggestions..

I will try the vim since I need to update this file as well.
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I use Ultra Edit as it is one of the best text editors around.

It can edit any size of file because it is disk-based. So memory is not a limitation. Keep in mind that 13Gb is a huge text file so that opening it will not be fast. But Ultra Edit will work.

www.ultraedit.com

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Ultra Edit is very good.  Just make sure you have at least 13 Gigs of free space for temp use while opening the file.

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You're welcome.

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