I just downloaded a very large text file with more than 70K lines of text, and had troubles loading it into a third party software getting an out of bounds error because of the size of the text file. The logical next step was to find a program to split the large text file into multiple smaller files, so that they can be loaded into the program separately afterwards.
Simple Text Splitter is an Open Source program for the Windows operating system, that can process - which means split - large text files easily.
The portable program displays all options directly in the main interface on startup. The first thing you need to do is load a text file into the program using the open text button. Simple Text Splitter supports txt, log and srt files among other plain text files.
It may take a while to load the text file completely depending on its size and the performance of the computer. You should not have issues loading large text files in the Megabyte range in the program.
Several splitting options are listed on the right side. You can select the number of parts - called chunks - that you want to split the document in to. The default name for all parts of the text file is partxx.txt which you can change to only numbers, e.g. xx.txt or by adding the default file name to the partxx name of the new files that get generated. A click on the Start button starts the process, and splits the text file into the selected number of chunks.
Simple Text Splitter has been tested on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional PC, it should work fine on most other Microsoft operating systems as well. Note that the interface has changed slightly in newer versions of the program. You now find the options listed underneath the main pane and not on the right of it anymore.
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