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Split Big Files into Smaller Ones with GSplit

Submitted by on January 17, 2009 – 11:16 pmNo Comment

GSplit is a free application that lets you split BIG files into smaller pieces, giving you the ability to share them, copy or backup to floppies, CD, DVD, USB, upload to hosts with file size limit restrictions, networks, send them by email etc.

Sharing files with your friends & family was never this easy, especially since another handy feature is that you can also split several large files at once. Splitting a file with GSplit can be done in 3 easy steps:

– Select the file that you want to split into smaller files by clicking Browse

– Click Destination Folder on the left menu and choose the folder where you want it to place the different pieces of the file. If the folder doesn’t exists, Gsplit automatically creates one.

– Click on Split file, choose thread priority and Internal Buffer size. It also gives you an option to execute a specific command automatically after splitting.

That’s it. After splitting the file, it creates an executable file which unites all the files into it’s original form. The person on the other end doesn’t need to have GSplit in order to run the file and it works like a charm.

You can also create two types of pieces, Spanned and Blocked. Spanned Pieces spans your file into different pieces onto multiple disks and asks you to insert the second disk to complete when the first one is full.

The Blocked Pieces option gives you the ability to build all the pieces in a specific folder with a specific size on each. For example, If you have a 700 MB file, you can enter the size, say 100 MB and it will split the file into 7 pieces so it’s easy for you to upload or share.

You’ll also see a Self-Uniting option, it’s preferred that you keep it at it’s default settings. When GSplit splits your file it automatically creates a Windows Executable file which joins/unites all the files together in order to restore the original file without the end-user having to install anything as mentioned above. If you un-check the Self-Uniting Option, the person who receives your split files needs to have the software in order to unite them back.

The download page also includes a portable version for your USB stick!

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