/LARGEADDRESSAWARE (Handle Large Addresses)


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## Remarks  
 The /LARGEADDRESSAWARE option tells the linker that the application can handle addresses larger than 2 gigabytes. In the 64-bit compilers, this option is enabled by default. In the 32-bit compilers, /LARGEADDRESSAWARE:NO is enabled if /LARGEADDRESSAWARE is not otherwise specified on the linker line.  
 If an application was linked with /LARGEADDRESSAWARE, DUMPBIN [/HEADERS](../Topic/-HEADERS.md) will display information to that effect.  
### To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment  
1.  Open the project's **Property Pages** dialog box. For details, see [Setting Visual C++ Project Properties](../Topic/Working%20with%20Project%20Properties.md).  
2.  Click the **Linker** folder.  
3.  Click the **System** property page.  
4.  Modify the **Enable Large Addresses** property.  
### To set this linker option programmatically  
-  See [LargeAddressAware](assetId:///P:Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCLinkerTool.LargeAddressAware?qualifyHint=False&autoUpgrade=True).  
## See Also  
 [Setting Linker Options](../Topic/Setting%20Linker%20Options.md)   
 [Linker Options](../Topic/Linker%20Options.md)