trying to work with enormous csv file

I have a csv that I cannot begin to work with.  I would like to put it in sql and work with it but am open to suggestions.
I have access to sql 2012 standard and excel 2013 and access but both office apps crash when trying to open it.

problem is...
I can't even remotely get started working with this file to start working with the data.

I know the first couple of rows is garbage information

after that, I have no idea how many rows or how many columns there are.

any ideas.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Ultra Edit will open any size of file because it is disk based. Of course huge files will be slow, but UE will open them. I have been using it for years (a couple of decades).

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
PSPad will open files up to at least 256 MegaBytes and I use it to edit CSV and SQL files almost every day.  If you download it, make sure and skip the adware that comes with it in the installation process.
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F IgorDeveloperCommented:
If you try to check the contents of your csv file and cannot be opened for any text editor, you can try to split your text file in smaller chunks using some text file splitter application (eg Then you can remove useless data and try to work with it.
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