Large Text File Viewer v5.2 New

webfork on 7 Dec 2014
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  • Suggested by dasfx

Large Text File Viewer is designed for viewing large text files. It uses little memory and is able to open very large files (> 1GB) instantly. Background file indexing makes browsing even faster. It also allows the user to perform high-speed complex text search by means of plain text or regular expression.

Note: main site offline - linking to Softpedia.

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System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LTFViewr5u.exe.
What's new? 6/5/2009
  • Large Text File Viewer 5.2 is now available! The major change is: Several bugs in version 5.1 have been fixed. Once again, many thanks to the prompt bug reports from the LTF Viewer users. One major bug is: The program hangs while reading files with large average line length

2/10/2009
  • Large Text File Viewer 5.1 is now available! The major change is: LTF Viewer 5.1 now supports CSV (Comma Separated Value) files. It assumes that the first line contains the field names. When the user hovers the mouse over any field in the file, a hint automatically appears with the field name.


8/3/2008
  • Large Text File Viewer 5.0 is now available! The major changes are: LTF Viewer 5.0 now opens any file that is currently being written by another program. It automatically checks and reads the file if new content has been appended. LTF Viewer 5.0 now supports view split. Now the user can split the view either horizontally or vertically, and let each side display different portion of the same file. LTF Viewer 5.0 now supports word-wrap. For fast response, word-wrap is controlled by a word-wrap length in character rather than the window width in pixel. The reasons are: Word-wrap is a slow process for large files, and the use of a font with varied width makes the process even slower. The user usually changes window size frequently.
[*]For your convenience, the following functions using mouse wheel are available:
Use mouse wheel alone to scroll the content vertically - this function is available in previous versions. Use mouse wheel and the shift key to scroll the content horizontally. Use mouse wheel and the control key to increase/decrease font size for current file type.
Based on the request of some LTF Viewer users, a shortcut key (Escape) is added for closing the current window (including any dialog box and the main window). Various bugs have been fixed. LTF Viewer 5.0 is much more stable than its previous versions.

18 comments on Large Text File Viewer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

joby_toss 2007-12-04 15:04

I really was amazed!
100mb text file opened instantly! I never belived that was possible. It's unreal.

James P. Wack 2008-01-10 17:23

800MB of text opened in less time than downloaded :')

brad 2008-04-19 11:17

exe says "not a valid PocketPC application when run - is there an alternate download? thanks

Dav 2008-05-07 01:06

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Where does that say PocketPC? lol

enoch 2008-05-20 21:53

shucks.................it opens a 12 GB text file mannnnnnnn.....thats alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

poo 2008-07-17 11:20

It doesn't open a 115 gig file. Piece of junk.

looby doo 2008-07-28 06:23

Fantastic program!! Opened a 700 Mbyte in the blink of an eye. Can do searched on it too!

Thank you Swift Gear!

forget it 2010-05-14 12:24

It choked on a 6 gig file

Peter 2010-05-16 09:19

I have about 500 MB SQL file (it's in UTF-8 encoding), and the program simply can not open it. It just hangs.
But "Universal Viewer" - the other program listed in "Text - Viewers" category works just fine. So I can reccomend using "Universal Viewer".

simple user 2010-06-23 09:39

good! here are some hints to improve the application: when the user tries to do a search and the file is not fully loaded yet, warn about that instead of going back to the first match of the text to search; don't close the application when the user (possibly by mistake) presses the ESC key; remove some skulls from the background ;-)

trk 2011-02-03 07:10

It's Goood!
I'm Japanes, so I had selected japanes font , and viewed file with encoded by shift_jis.
It's great!.
So I have 2 hopes, 1st is scroll by keyStroke like vi/less. and 2nd is UTF-8.
thanks

Gihan 2011-02-13 15:34

Cannot open 300kb file. Suck. Not responding

freakazoid 2011-02-14 01:51

@Gihan - Try AkelPad

Comma Chameleon 2011-02-14 10:23

Very Good, fast and unique.
235MB file OK in 8 seconds. (XP Sp3)
That's 1.8 million lines with 20 CSV fields on each.
The brilliant way it shows the field name in CSV (Comma Separated Value) files
when you hover over the data is very indispensable for large file work.

Impressed! 2011-03-30 06:57

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Opened 800MB+ log files was never so quick and easy!

V5.2

abc 2011-08-11 17:24

Fast indeed, almost fits my needs except...

* Opening a non-ascii file such as an NOTEPAD.EXE - A bug resets the colors back to the default settings.
* Non-ascii characters are are displayed incorrectly
* Large files gives us a tiny ass and inaccurate scrollbar
* Very very slow scrolling for keyboard users [up/down], no home/end keys
* No hotkey configuration

Despite that it's WAAAAY better than trying to view large files with notepad/notepad++.

V5.2

Emka 2014-12-06 17:11

links broken

v5.2

webfork 2014-12-07 06:13

emka: updated, thanks

v5.2

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