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Maximum File Size Limits for Notepad

This article was previously published under Q59578
You may receive the following message when you open a file withMicrosoft 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 afile in Notepad:
Insufficient memory to continue this operation
Text files used by Notepad should be no larger than 45K. Notepadcannot open a file that exceeds 54 kilobytes (K) in size and does notallow you to continue editing a file if the file size reaches between45K and 54K.
Use another text editor to edit the file.
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Article ID: 59578 - Last Review: 09/24/2011 04:38:00 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • KB59578