What is the Notepad++ file size limit?
I recently ran into a problem where I was was trying to load a 350MB text file into Notepad++, and I got an error saying “File is too big to be opened by Notepad++”. However, another 317.9MB text file opens with no such error.
What is the actual file size limit in Notepad++?
I have the same issue here on Notepad++ v6.8.3. Anyone has an answer?
Actually my file size is 423MB which should not be too big. I closed some programs like MS SQL Server Management Studio and re-open the file with Notepad++ and it worked. Hope closing some programs to free memory is helpful for you too.
By the way my memory is 4GB which is large enough but for some reason Notepad++ cannot take use of my free memory unless I close other programs manually.
First, the file is loaded in UTF16 by scintilla if I am not mistaken (thus twice the price). On Windows, each 32-bits application can only use 2GiB. Plus N++ currently performs some other allocations while loading.