PeaZip file split and join utility is compatible
with most file split
applications, like Unix's split command,
optionally PeaZip can save a separate control file containing checksum
or hash of each
volume and of the complete original file, allowing file level and
integrity check, which will be ignored by other file split utilities,
allowing to keep full compatibility with them.
Split a file in smaller
Splitting a file
select the volume size form a series of pre-set sizes (floppy disk,
typical mail attachment, CD, DVD...) or you can customize it up to byte
ways to split/join files:
If you are
file into multiple removable media, PeaZip will be check if the media
has enough free space for storing the volumes, and will be asked you to
provide a new empty media each time the previous one is full.
- From Explorer you can rightclick on a file and
to split it from PeaZip's entry in SendTo or Context menu;
- Open PeaZip, chose "split file" or "join files"
main menu and provide the input file name (provide the .001 filename
for merging back split files).
- Add a file to the archive's layout; from
tab select "split" as format and set volume size and optional integrity
Splitting a file does not
involve compression, that is usually only
marginally efficient on multimedia files, like ie. MP3, OGG and other
audio formats, or AVI, MPEG, DIVX and other video formats.
If you prefer to use compression, you can add the file(s) to a ZIP or
7Z archive and chose to split the archive in volumes of a fixed size,
in order to keep them below the size limits of a support or mail
attachment (see documentation).
This is preferable also when handling multiple multimedia files in
order to store them in a single archive, split in fixed sized volumes,
rather than having to split each file separately: in this case you can
go in "Advanced" tab when creating the archive and select no
compression (set compression to "store" level)
Joining split file parts
When you receive a
multipart file or archive, to join the original file
righclick on the first volume of the spanned file and
use PeaZip's entries in system's context menu: "Extract", "Extract
- place all the parts of the file in the same
- open it with PeaZip, i.e. doubleclick on the
first volume, usually identified with extension .001, .Z01, R01, .PART1
- extract it wit "Extract" or "Extract all" from
PeaZip's toolbar or context menu, or just drag content from PeaZip to
Topics: file split, join files, file spanning software,
multi volume archives, split files freeware, spanned archives, multi
and rar files, .001 extension, .R01 files, file join program, merge
files, split mail attachments, reduce attachments size, maximum mail
attachments size, file splitter.