Extrem long loading time of big text-files?
since some month the new Notepad+±versions need an extrem long time to load a big text-file?
Actually I use version 7.5.1 and a XML-file with size of 100 MByte needs several minutes to load. Windows-Notepad needs 10 seconds :o)
What is the problem here?
A couple things I’d suggest trying:
- Disable plugins. One of these could be causing issues.
- Change the extension to something like txt to see if the XML highlighting is the problem.
- Make sure the file isn’t on a network drive incase that is causing problems.
- If all else fails, downgrade Notepad++ to see if something changed in a newer version.
thank you for your reply, but all your suggestions are already testet:
- all plugins disabled
- file-extension is “isr” instead of “xml”
- drive is local harddisk (SSD)
Notepad++, v5.9.5 needs 5 seconds (similar to Windows notepad) to load an 80 MB-file and Notepad++ V7.5.1 needs for the same file over 2 minutes!!! Horror!
Unfortunately I can not attach files here? Else I would make the file available for you!
From what I can see, N++ does not have large file support:
In general, most text editors do not support large text files. Some restrict themselves
to available in-core RAM while others use sophisticated virtual memory management
techniques and paging algorithms
I created a ~100MB xml and it opened within 5 seconds on an old dualcore.
Thank you for all your replies. I decided to use NP V5.9.5 for my further live ;-)
For what I need V7.5?
The same 100MB-textfile is loaded in 5 seconds now. V7.5 needs >200 seconds.
Thread can be closed!
I’m also not facing your issue with N++ 7.5.1 on Win10 and a notebook HDD, loading 100MB+ binary files. Loading time with already open N++ < 3 seconds. Is N++ already open on loading or are you also starting up n++ on loading the xml file? I had a once issue where it last ~ 20 seconds to load a file, but on the next try it was ok again.
As for me, with my old XP laptop, with only 1 Gb of RAM ( don’t laugh at me :-)) OK, I’ll tell you when I cross the 21th century ! ) I’ve just tested opening, several times, a video clip (
860,000lines => I got an average of
10s) So, I don’t understand why you get such important opening times, with the last N++ version !
I simply noticed that it’s better to unset the Word wrap feature ( Menu View > Word wrap ) when dealing with huge files. Just test, going to the end of a big size file, with the
Ctrl + Endshortcut. With the Word wrap option
OFF, you reach the end, immediately ! But, when the Word wrap option is
ON, you must wait some time and, for instance, with the file described above, and my weak configuration, I had to force N++ to stop !
BTW, Peter, you said :
For what I need V7.5?
Just for ALL these new features and enhancements, below !
IMPORTANT WARNING :
I built this list from the different change.log files of each N++ version. I truncated lot of text, whose the plugins list and the bug-fixes. So this list is NOT exhaustive and simply show, to Peter1964, how many features and enhancements he misses, by keeping its