Maximum File Size Limits for Notepad

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You may receive the following message when you open a file with Microsoft Notepad:
File (filename) is too large for Notepad; use another editor to change the file

The following error message may be displayed while you are editing a file in Notepad:
Insufficient memory to continue this operation


Text files used by Notepad should be no larger than 45K. Notepad cannot open a file that exceeds 54 kilobytes (K) in size and does not allow you to continue editing a file if the file size reaches between 45K and 54K.


Use another text editor to edit the file.


Article ID: 59578 - Last Review: September 24, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

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