Creating a Dummy File

Question: How can I create a file of a certain size in Windows XP?

Answer: If you need to create a file of a certain size and the file contents don't matter, you can use the fsutil command as in the following example:

fsutil file createnew d:\temp\1mbfile.txt 1048576

This creates a 1Mb file named 1mbfile.txt in the d:\temp folder. Just substitute the filename and size (in bytes) that you require.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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