I was troubleshooting an application and needed to take a look at a really large log file. The log file was 1.2GB in size and while I could open it up with Wordpad scrolling down was lagging too much. I tried Notepad++ and it was was also struggling with it.
After a quick google search I installed a bunch of large file editors but they all sucked. Trying to find a good large file editor is harder then it seems. After a bunch of Install and /uninstalled I finally found Notepad2, my new favorite text editor for big files.
Notepad2 – Opens large text file, looks exactly like Windows notepad
HxD – Hex editor, not for text files. I used it a few times to repair really large VMware .vmdk files