64 bit Version - max file size
Brad P last edited by
I frequently work with very large text files that can be 2-4 GB or more in size. I get an error when trying to open these in Notepad++ v7.5.6 (64-bit). Can the 64 bit version not handle > 2GB files? Is there an preference setting? Is this something future versions may be able to handle? I also have pay-to-play UltraEdit which can handle these files, but I would rather use NotePad++.
Loadable file size depends upon several factors, but it is primarily a Scintilla-limited thing. If you don’t know, Scintilla is an editing component that Notepad++ uses to (no surprise) allow files to be edited. Thus if Scintilla can load a certain size range of files, so can Notepad++. But…in other words, if Notepad++ can’t load a certain size file, it is useless to complain to the Notepad++ developers about it, as they can’t do anything about it.
Ekopalypse last edited by
… as they can’t do anything about it.
Well :-), one thing can be done - updating to a newer scintilla version ;-)
updating to a newer scintilla version
This phrase has been said so many times (without any result) that I think there is an “echo” in here! ;)
chcg last edited by
You might want to have a look at https://github.com/cmeriaux/scintilla/tree/npp-3-7-0, also latest stable release is at Release 3.7.6 and current one at Release 4.1.5
Is that what we come to since Scintilla in mainstream N++ is so out of date?