Have you ever felt frustrated when you just want to look at the content of a large text file but it takes forever for Notepad or Word to open it?
Yes, I had this situation recently, we enabled QA email router log more than a year back for troubleshooting email server issues, so the log file became very huge, when we ran into disk space problem, figured out forgot to turn off tracing.
I was having 33 GB log text file, tried to open this file with Notepad, Notepad++, WordPad, MS Word 2010, Visual Studio 2010, none of these tools didn’t work. Finally I got Large Text File Viewer tool, was able to open the file with this easily. It is a free tool.
This program was designed for viewing large (>1GB) text files. It uses little memory and is able to open a gigabyte file instantly. Check out here for all features and download