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    When I try to compare two big ansi text files about 500-600 mb size, utility became requesting slow on user input and than stuck after some minutes.

    OS: Windows 7 x64, RAM 16 Gb.

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    Were you opening in the BC3 Text Compare session? Our max test case for this session type is just about 500 to 600 megs:
    Beyond Compare is a multi-platform utility that combines directory compare and file compare functions in one package. Use it to manage source code, keep directories in sync, compare program output, etc.

    BC3 is a 32bit application, so despite your system having additional RAM, BC3 can still run out after loading both files and the necessary memory to perform the comparison itself. If BC3 has not thrown an Out Of Memory message, I would expect the action to eventually complete and for BC3 to become unstuck, but it might remain very slow to use.
    Aaron P Scooter Software