Many times it happen that we need to send an extra large file over the internet or a cd/dvd/usb. If you need to send it to clients then you may want to look into a service like Digital Pigeon. However, if you are just sending it across to other coworkers then it’ll be fine to send in smaller parts. It helps by converting the larger file into smaller parts. Here are some free softwares to split and merge larger files to help you send or share easily.
1) Best Free Tools to Split and Merge Large Files
# HJSplit – Split & Join Files
HJSplit splits large files for easy transportation. Other functions: join, file-compare, and checksum. It’s useful for distributing large files onto disks or through networks. It is widely popular for being the simplest, lightweight app, no setup required. Here’s an youtube video on how to use hjsplit. Of course HJSplit can join these split parts back together again, so that the original file is Restored.
Cryogenic – Drag and Drop File Splitting
This is a simple application written in C# by which you can split large files into several pieces to transfer them easily over Internet. With its unique “Drag and Drop” feature, you can split or join .001 files easily. Cryogenic FileSplitter is a portable application and requires no installation or system changes.
# File Splitter – Free File Splitter
File Splitter is a handy freeware program which allows to easily split and merge files. File Splitter is a freeware program which does not require installation and can be used to split files to multiple chunks as well as to merge multiple chunks into a single file. You can click Join and all chunks will be merged to a single file.
# GSplit – File Splitter – Split Any File
This application is a free reliable file splitter that lets you split your large files (like Self-Extracting archives, Zip archives, disk images, multimedia, music, video, backup, image, archive, log, large text, document files…) into a set of smaller files called pieces.
> Download GSplit + Details : Link
A portable edition of GSplit is also available with no required installation. Run the portable file splitter directly from any removable disk like a USB flash drive and that’s all. Settings are also saved directly on the storage media, not on the computer.
# KFK – File splitter/rebuilder
KFK is a user friendly file splitter. with KFK you can chop large files into smaller chunks. It can help you transferring a large file on floppy disks or a larger file on CD or DVD. KFK can also generate an automatic rebuild file so that KFK is not required to regenerate the original file. KFK is fully integrated into the Windows shell, and it supports drag-and-drop.
2) Split A Large File Into Several Small Files Using WinRar or Winzip
After Installing WINRAR (find at portable softwares you must use).
Right Click on File to Split > Add to Archive. Under “Split to Volume”… Enter the FileSize of the Spits. You can Select “Create SFX Archive”.
Click OK and WinRar will create a Self extracting package with the 1st part as the Extractor and the rest of the files as .RAR packages.
Winzip has the same procedure. I think this is the best way … since if you are sharing files like this. then the end user doesn’t need winrar or any similar software.
Also Read : Noob’s Guide to Send .EXE Files through Gmail