file splitters

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  1. iceni60

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    ive just got my floppy drive working for the first time :eek: and i dont have a CDwriter, i want to put my thunderbird and firefox profiles on a floppy, but they wont fit. can you suggest a newbie friendly file splitter, and if i need to know, what size do i need to split the files into for a floppy? thanks
     
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    Hey Iceman... I have just the tool for you... :D:D:D

    Chainsaw.... even has a chainsaw sound when splitting..:D

    simple
    no install
    dead easy

    http://www.schmeusser.siw.de/software/chainsaw.html

    Drop your file onto the chainsaw, pre-set the 'chunks' ya want it to spit out, it creates it's own .bat file to put back together again.

    Cheers, TAS

    edit: floppies are 1.45Mb... so say a 5Mb file.. split it into 4 chunks for 4 floppies... including the .bat file to re-assemble.
     

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    Good one Tas. Here's another.

    HJSplit
     
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    Demo... I cut up a 5.4Mb file... designated 1.2Mb chunks.. and it cut it up into a designated folder.

    See the files and merge.bat dos file to put it back again..

    that took less than 2 seconds to do....

    Cheers, TAS
     

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    Thanks for link Ron....:)

    Hi Leftygof, WinRAR does it also, good... never tried....I have it, but use mainly Aladdin's Stuffit proggy and only use RAR for files Stuffit won't expand.

    ...but trust me.. ya gotta try Chainsaw... just to hear the sound it makes... LOL

    TAS :D
     
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    brilliant Tassie, ronjor. its a good think you made it clear to me. otherwise i might be on my way out to buy a chainsaw :eek:
    and thanks too leftygof, but isnt that a commpression tool? can you split files with it? or did you mean its a good way to make the file smaller? :)
     
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    Hey Ice.. just realised, make sure you set it up first, chunk sizes, output, etc.. before dropping the file to be split onto the chainsaw, as it immediately does it.
    No button to push, it IS the button, LOL..

    TAS
     
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    Chainsaw will wake you up! Just about as easy as it gets.
     
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    Ron, if it was "any" easier, chainsaw would cart the logs and put them on the fire for you.

    Ice, it's without a doubt the easiest program you will ever use, trust me. :D

    TAS :doubt: [LOL]
     
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    well you've won me over :D thats what i'll use

    i had a look at winrar and it looks a little more complicated

    off topic but i downloaded lanuchwinrar, which lets you open it with any file
    http://www.winrar-tools.com/

    i think i already posted the link, so this is your last chance LOL
     

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    this is inside the folder
     

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    i just tried it with the thunderbirdsprofile folder in the screen shot. and it wont work :( it isnt because i renames the profiles folder to thunderbirdprofiles is it? what did i do wrong?
     

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    zillions thank you
    I have never thought such thing exist with such ease. we usually d/load from our local library (coz very very fast). we were wondering how to carry 900mb file home BUT now its very easy ( 2 CDs.). great guys really keep up the good work

    @iceni60
    yes it wont splits directories but if you send your directory to a zip folder then it splits
     
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    @Tassie_Devils

    Please T_D forgot to ask How can I join the chunks back to original. yes I know there is a.bat file but how
     
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    i got it to work by sawing a zip/rar file, i'll try transferring and putting them back together :eek: thanks for the help :) does the screenshot look ok to you?
     

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    Looks good. Double click the bat file to put it together.
     
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    it worked, just by clicking the batch file, although once the file was put back together again it was abit bigger then the original, i'll check maybe one was a rar and the other a zip o_O . now i'll try loading it all from the floppies i just made and seeing if that works too :eek: :D
     
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    thanks Tassie and Ron. the copied floppies reconstructed into my thunderbird profile :cool: now all i have to do is the rest of my C/ drive see you in 20 years :D
     
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    Thanks, great proggie. My wife thinks I am busy in the garden :D
     
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    ROFL.... yeah, cut down those "trees" there Gerard. :D

    @ Dober.... yep, like Ron said.. all you have to do is double click the .bat file.

    Oh... if you are running wormGuard, do not be alarmed, it will alert when running the .bat file, as it contains certain 'strings' which WG thinks could be harmful... just allow it.

    Actually it's funny to watch. All the split files + the .bat file all disappear after you put back together and you just wind up with the one file again. :)

    For a good test, find a large jpeg or bmp file, split it into 50-100Kb chunks, then put it back together again and open it. ;)

    Cheers, TAS
     
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    iceni60

    Try the link for a good Firefox-Thunderbird profile backup program.

    Backup profiles
     
  23. iceni60

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    good find that. but i was thinking of saving my mozilla profiles for when i do an OS reinstall. however, i'll still probably take a look at these backup programs :) it might get me installing afew extensions, which cant be a bad thing. thanks. :cool:
     
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