Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Easy XML Editor

1. When starting Easy XML Editor the message
"Cannot find Java" is shown. What can I do?

This indicates that Java is not installed. (Version 6 or above). Please install Java, here you find a detailled description: Installation

2. The Easy XML Editor does not start, without a message or with the message
"Could not create the Java virtual machine"

In this case cannot start up. In many cases this is because the RAM-Setting is set too high.

Diagnosis Tool

The "Diagnosis Tool" helps if Easy XML Editor cannot be startet (properly). It is installed together with Easy XML Editor and can also be started with View -> Options -> "Open Diagnosis Tool".

Delete startup.ini

The file startup.ini stores the RAM-Setting and is read on start of Easy XML Editor. If the Diagnosis Tool does not help, the RAM-Setting can be reset by deleting startup.ini.

The file is located:

C:\Users\[Your Username]\.easyxmleditor\startup.ini

To finish this, close and restart Easy XML Editor.

3. I cannot open big files (> ~5-20 MB). What can I do?

Easy XML Editor uses Java and for this runtime environment the maximum available memory can be specified to allow also big amounts used by the software. When using big XML files the default setting may not be enough. In opening of a file or an operation the message is shown that the memory available is not enough.

Diagnosis Tool

The Diagnosis Tool assists you in choosing a RAM-Setting, it is installed with Easy XML Editor and can also be started with View -> Options -> "Open Diagnosis Tool".

The number (2.) in this FAQs shows a screenshot.

As a raw guideline for memory needed the following values could be used. For multiple files the values might have to be added.

File SizeMemory Needed
10 MB200 MB
20 MB500 MB
30 MB800 MB

Values up to 75% of the pysical memory (RAM) present should work in any case. Depending on the System/Java-Version also higher values up to 100% may work.