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How can I make a 5mb file fit on to a floppy because the file is real important and I need it on my other computer,

can I convert it so it makes the 5mb file into 5 sprat 1mb files?

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WinZip® makes it easy to create Zip files that are split into smaller pieces of a size that you specify. There are several reasons why you might want to do this, such as:

· 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.

· As an alternative to spanned Zip files when you want to make the disk contents as a separate step from making the disks themselves.

· 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.

To split a Zip file into smaller pieces:

1. Open or create the Zip file.

2. Choose Split from the Actions menu.

3. Specify the name to be used for the split Zip file. The name must be different from the name of the open Zip file.

4. Specify the size to be used for the individual parts. You can choose from common sizes using the Part size drop-down list or you can specify your own size. To specify your own size, choose "Other size" in the drop-down list and type the desired size in the Other size field. You can specify the size in bytes, kilobytes (KB), or megabytes (MB); indicate which you're using by clicking the appropriate radio button. The minimum size allowed is 65,536 bytes (64KB).

5. Click OK to create the split Zip file.

Notes

· Each of the segments of the split Zip file will have a different extension. WinZip creates files with names like Data.Z01, Data.Z02, and so on, except for the very last segment of the new Zip file. The last segment will always have the .zip extension (e.g., Data.zip).

· To open the split Zip file, open the file with the .zip extension. Don't try to open any of the files with the numbered extensions; WinZip won't recognize them as Zip files.

· Once the split Zip file has been opened, you can work with it much as you would work with a regular Zip file, except you can't add any new files or remove existing files. Some operations such as creating self-extracting Zip files and editing comments are also disabled for split Zip files.

· The sizes listed as "1.2MB," "1.44MB," and "2.88MB" are approximate. The segments of the split Zip file are sized appropriately to fit on media of the specified size. You cannot, however, use decimal points when specifying sizes in the Other size field.

· The split Zip file format is an extension of the Zip 2.0 specification. Therefore, some Zip utility programs may not be able to open split Zip files. Please see Split Zip file compatibility information for more details.

See also

Multiple disk spanning

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WinZip® makes it easy to create Zip files that “span†multiple disks. This is useful if the files you are working with will not fit on one disk.

To make a Zip file that spans multiple disks, simply create a Zip file on a removable disk, then add files to the Zip as you normally would. If the disk fills during Add operation, you will be prompted for another disk. Simply insert the next disk and click the OK button.

Important: disk spanning is not available when adding files to an existing archive; it is only available while creating a new archive. Also note that you cannot add or remove files from a Zip file that spans disks. WinZip requires pre-formatted disks (you can format disks using My Computer or Windows Explorer).

Example:

To zip the files in your c:\data folder to a Zip file called A:\DATA.ZIP:

1. Start WinZip.

2. Drag and drop the c:\data folder from My Computer or Windows Explorer to the WinZip window.

3. In the Add dialog box, type the filename of the Zip file (A:\DATA.ZIP).

4. Click the Add button.

If more than one disk is needed, you will be prompted for additional disks.

See also

Split Zip files

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can i suggest a thumbdrive?

hehe....I have an upgradeable one myself. It had a 64MB card in it when I first got it, but now it's up to 256MB! :D

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ya they're great little things i keep mine on my keychain so its always there

its a 256mb so it fits most of the things i need along with me

and even some i really dont but like to have on there

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I carry a 128 MB eith progs like ad aware, spybot and couple others just for emergencies at work or friends. Its that old saying "Don't leave home without it"

JD

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