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Windows Large Text files open in Wordpad, but can't edit?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by badders, 25 Aug 2010.

  1. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I have a large(45Mb) text file that I need to edit on a Vista x64 machine.
    Notepad won't open it, as it's too big.
    Wordpad can open it, and until recently, could edit it too.

    Now, although nothing has changed, the file opens and is displayed, I can't make changes.
    This is the same for several similar files. Small ones (~25Mb) work okay, and can be edited.

    The file is not read only, and I have write permissions on the file.

    One oddity - If I select "Insert->Time and Date" then the time and date is inserted, then I can delete that and edit the file as normal.

    I can't use any other software, as we can't install anything else here.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. SouperAndy

    SouperAndy To Bumble or not to Bumble?

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    Can you save it to a different filename and try again?

    Alternatively, try Notepad++

    Cheers,

    SouperAndy :worried:

    Doh just seen your disclaimer regarding other software.... Can the file be transferred to another machine to test?
     
  3. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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