Questions related to the processing of large files, such as opening, moving or copying, searching for text, replacing text or extracting parts, or improving the efficiency of such operations, are to be placed under this tag.

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Large file editing and versioning for non-programmers

As part of a collaborative Creative Commons project, I would like to allow editors to contribute by editing a relatively large text file: ~8 Mb, ~100k lines. Ideally, contributions would be git pull ...
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How do I quickly parse large ASCII files for matching records?

I have lots of files containing data records, stored as space-delimited ASCII files. Each record is a row containing numeric data, with some columns integer and others floating-point eg. 1 1 5711 4 ...
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Excel “Go To Special” Crashes on Large File

I'm trying to find all cells that have constants. I'm use excel 2010 and the file has 206963 rows and 9 columns. They are all filled with constant values. When I search for constants excel crashes. ...
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Backup a big file with binary diff

Edited here is my problem: I have a file A (10GB) and a file B (10GB). File A and B are slightly different (diff is around 500MB). I want to the file A to be exactly as B as fast as possible. One ...
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how to ensure large encrypted files are not corrupted over time?

I created a 20GB truecrypt container file. I use it to store videos. I store it on an external drive that is always connected to my Win7 daily PC, and only occasionally mount this container file with ...
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How to convert very large HTML files to Word and avoid document mega-bloat

I need to convert some very large HTML files (about 800KB, PDF equivalent about 30 pages) into MS Word. It's easy up to a point: just open in Word and resave as docx. Problem is, the resulting Word ...
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Large Microsoft Word file won't save or export to pdf

I a word file over 200 pages containing my thesis, and out of lack of a better method I am using the subdocuments feature. My subdocuments are pretty massive because they contain a lot of excel plots ...
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How can I print a Photoshop .psb file?

I'm creating a large image with Photoshop (> 30,000) pixels, and it makes me save it in .psb format. Once I do that, however, Photoshop (CS3) is no longer willing to print the image for me. Is this a ...
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Why would large files not sync with skydrive on Windows 8.1?

I'm having a problem on Windows 8.1 (new Surface 2 RT if that matters). My SkyDrive has a mix of small (10 lines of text) and large (1.5 meg) files, and all these files happily came down to the ...
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Win 7 - computer locks up when dragging large video files in explorer or closing them in WMP?

I have a library of 720 and 1080p videos of my son on my computer (Q6600, 3gb ram, ATI 2600 xt, up-to-date win 7). The problem lately, is that if I view a video, it plays fine. However, once I close ...