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    File splitter?

    Does anyone know of a good file splitting utility--one that will break up, say, a large Word document so it can fit on a floppy--and then put it back together at the other end?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: File splitter?

    PKZip will do this for you.

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    Re: File splitter?

    Hi Phil
    <font color=448800>This is where your OLS could come in very useful.</font color=448800>
    For files too big for a diskette, I also use a removable drive - a caddy fitted to a spare drive bay, containing a redundant hard drive. Even the small ones have a far greater capacity than a floppy. The carrier itself is only around 40UKP a pair, the hard drive which you have upgraded is free. I use this to transfer files from my machine to my daughter's (or rather the other way round) system upstairs. I know networking would perhaps be even better, but she also uses the scanner alot, which I have not found a way of sharing over a network yet.
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    Re: File splitter?

    The simplest i've found, and most comprehensive is <A target="_blank" HREF=http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10097-100-4451161.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-1.4451161> File Splitter Deluxe</A> it creates seperate files, which fit onto multiple disk sizes, and creates it's own batch file to 'merge' them all...

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: File splitter?

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/topsplit/>TopSplit</A> is free. I don't use much, interface a little ugly, but it works.
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    Re: File splitter?

    Agreed. The old -& (spanned output) switch.

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    Re: File splitter?

    I'd like to hear more about that removable HD rig you talk about making. Can you recommend where to get the caddies?
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    Re: File splitter?

    One distributor is <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.startech.com>http://www.startech.com</A>

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.startech.com/parts/harddrive.htm>http://www.startech.com/parts/harddrive.htm</A> for details.

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    Re: File splitter?

    Hi Leif & Everyone who responded:

    Thanks for all the recommendations. Leif, I have PowerDesk 4, the free version. I couldn't find anything about file splitting or spanning disks in the Help. I didn't see anything advertised about spanning on the Pro version either. How would I do it?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: File splitter?

    Excerpt from the Help file (It's part of the zip archive process.)

    Creating a New Zip Archive
    1 In PowerDesk, select one or more files or folders to compress.
    2 From the Archive menu, select Zip. The Zip dialog box displays.
    3 Type the Destination Zip Archive name and path.
    You should always specify a .zip file extension for your archives. You can also use the Browse button to specify the folder for a new archive or to select an existing archive. If you want to place the file on floppy disk(s), type A:filename.zip. If the Zip file takes up more than 1.4MB, PowerDesk will prompt you to insert additional disk(s).

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    Re: File splitter?

    Phil:
    It happens automatically when you create an archive and select a floppy as the destination.
    <hr>If you want to place the file on floppy disk(s), type A:filename.zip. If the Zip file takes up more than 1.4MB, PowerDesk will prompt you to insert additional disk(s).<hr>

    And the other big advantage, is that with ZIP, you often end up with only one floppy anyway.

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    Re: File splitter?

    I really like a shareware program called <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.killersoftware.com/wrzsplit95.htm>RZSplit</A>. It has a very nice user interface, and it works great.
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    Re: File splitter?

    Thanks, Startech seems to be everybody's front runner. I'll go there first.
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    Re: File splitter?

    Again, thanks to all. Lief, yep, that's what the help file says[img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]. Since I already have PowerDesk, that's what I'll use.

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