How to create a file with specific size: Windows 7

How to create a file with specific size: Windows 7

In this guide, we will show you how to create an empty file, with a defined size on Windows 7.

To create an empty file on Windows 7:

  • Open the Start menu, click on the Windows icon at the bottom left of the taskbar
  • Type cmd in the search bar, righ-click on the cmd icon, and select "Run as administrator"
  • Once the command prompt has opened, create a new file with the name "name_of_file.extension" of size "size_in_bytes" at the location "path_of_file" by tipping : 

fsutil file createnew [name_of_file.extension] [size_in_bytes] [path_of_file]

For example, to create a 64MB file named test.png at C:\Desktop, you should type: 

fsutil file createnew C:\Desktop\test.png 6400000

Note that if you don't specify the path of the file, it will be generated in the system32 folder.

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