How to read Huge Text Files in Notepad++ (CSV, JSON or XML)

If you try to open a huge text file in Notepad++ you may see an error message alert "File is too big to be opened by Notepad++".

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Do you know there is a plugin named HugeFiles that you can install from the Plugin > "Plugin Admin" that can help you read huge text files such as .txt, .csv, .json, or .xml as one chunk at a time.

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Once you install this plugin, you need to make sure that you open such large files by going to Menu: Plugin > HugeFiles > Choose File, or by keyboard shortcut Alt + Shift + F

Read Huge File in Chunk - Notepad++.jpg.

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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