Main menu - File - Split...
Activating the menu item "File → Split" or the shortcut "Shift+Ctrl+I" opens the dialog "Split file".
If only one file is highlighted, it can be split into part files. When several files are highlighted the error message "Split file: please select only one file for this operation" is shown. The menu item "File → Combine files" allows to combine part files to the original file again.
The "Split file" dialog contains the tabs
the information bar
and the buttons
Shows the name of the file to be split.
The folder of the file to be split.
- Input field target
The input field "Target" initially holds the folder from the inactive panel.
- Option "Use current folder"
If this option is checked, the folder in the input field "Target" is overwritten by the folder from the active panel. In this case "from" and "Target" folder are identical. After clicking the option again, the box is unchecked and the initial field content is restored.
After activating the button a selection list with the favorite folders is shown. Clicking a folder overwrites the contents of the input field with the clicked folder.
After activating the button or the F4 key, the "Browse for folder" dialog is shown. Selecting a folder and activating "OK" overwrites the contents of the input field with the selected folder.
Activating the button opens a dialog that allows to define a path for each part file that should be saved in a different path. The input field "Path" allows to enter the path for the highlighted part file. Activating the button or the F4 key opens the "Browse for folder" dialog where a path can be selected.
Attention: If the part files should be combined to the original file again out of FreeCommander via the ".bat" file, the ".bat" file all part files have to be stored in the same path. When combining the part files via the ".split" file in FreeCommander the part files can be stored in different paths.
Existing target file
Under existing target file can be specified what happens to files in the target folder who have the same name as a newly created part file.
If this option is selected and in the target folder already exists a file with the same name (as the created part file), the already existing file is overwritten.
If this option is selected and in the target folder already exists a file with the same name (as the created part file), the already existing file is renamed without user confirmation.
Example: the file "FreeCommander.exe.0001" is renamed to "FreeCommander.exe(2).0001". If the file "FreeCommander.exe(2).0001" also exists it is renamed to "FreeCommander.exe(3).0001", etc.
How to split
Under "How to split" can be specified how to split the file.
Under "Size" the size of the file to be split is shown in Bytes and MB.
It can be defined by selection, if the original file should be split via the number of part files or via their size.
- Number of files
If "Number of files" is selected, the input field allows to edit the number of part files to be build. With the buttons this number can be increased or decreased by 1.
- Bytes per file
If "Bytes per file" is selected, the input field allows to edit the size of the part files to be build. With the button modifiable proposals for bigger file sizes can be transfered to the input field.
- Create BAT file to combine files
If this option is checked, the splitting process not only creates part files, but also a ".bat" file. Running this file allows to combine the part files out of FreeCommander to the original file.
A ".split" file that allows to combine the part files in FreeCommander to the original file is always created.
The tab "Files" shows in the upper part of a split window the file to be split into part files. In the lower part of the split window the splitting process shows a list of created part files and the occurred errors during their creation.
The tab "Settings" offers additional settings for the splitting process.
Auto close for successful operation
If this option is checked, the dialog "Split file" is closed automatically, as soon as the split process is successfully completed.
Auto close for canceled operation
If this option is checked, the dialog "Split file" is closed automatically, after it was canceled.
Save CRC32 checksum in control file
If this option is checked, the CRC32 checksum of the file to be split is saved in the control file to check if the combine files process was successful.
Before the splitting process the information bar (lowest window line) in the tab "Files" shows the information "1 file(s), 0 folder(s)". After the splitting process it shows the number of occurring errors during the process.
Pressing the button adds the splitting process to the operations queue and starts the processing of the operations queue.
Activating the button in the operation queue bar opens the operations queue dialog.
File operations via the operations queue are described in the chapter Operations queue.
After activating the button the splitting process is started. The "Files" dialog shows the following modifications:
- In the upper part of the split window the CRC32 checksum is shown between the name and the path of the file to be split.
- In the lower part of the split window a list of created part files and the errors occurred during their creation is shown.
- The information bar shows the number of occurring errors during the splitting process.
Activating the button "Cancel", cancels the splitting process.