How to Split Zip Files

Zip files provide great way to compress our files. This not only protects our loose files inside the archive but also reduces the disk space used by the files otherwise.

But what most people doesn’t know is that we can use the WinZip tool to split the zip files as well. WinZip is a third party tool to compress and zip the files into one archive.

WinZip also has a support for splitting zipped files into smaller files of desired size. This feature is very useful as an alternative to disk spanning because:

  • To overcome e-mail size limits. Some e-mail systems limit the size of attachments; if you want to e-mail a large Zip file that exceeds your limit, you can split it into smaller parts and e-mail them separately.
  • As an alternative to spanned Zip files when you want to make multiple copies of the disk set.
  • To assist with large downloads. Some users may have difficulty downloading very large Zip files from web sites, FTP sites, etc. You can use the split Zip feature to break large files into smaller pieces that can be downloaded separately.

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