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I have a zip drive, 250MB USB powered. I've got 5 disks giving me a total storage of around 1.25GB. Many times im required to transfer files more than 250MB in size. I wanted to know if there is a software that could probably split up the file(s) so that i could make it fit onto more than one disk (on as many as required)?
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you can create batch files which use DOS.

file#1:
cd \fileLocation
copy a*.* d:
copy b*.* d:
...
copy i*.* d:
copy j*.* d:


file#2:
cd \fileLocation
copy k*.* d:
copy l*.* d:
...
copy y*.* d:
copy z*.* d:

need more details?
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Well, i need more details cause im not too good with dos. But when opening the file do i open in dos or wat? Like how does it exactly work and is there any other possible easier method of doing this, maybe something having a GUI, if you know what i mean. lol
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the DOS is in the file, you don't need to do anything directly in DOS.

open a new file in notepad.

copy the following into one file:

cd \fileLocation
copy a*.* d:
copy b*.* d:
...
copy i*.* d:
copy j*.* d:


save the file as save1.bat.

copy the following into another file:
cd \fileLocation
copy k*.* d:
copy l*.* d:
...
copy y*.* d:
copy z*.* d:

save the file as save2.bat.

do the filenames all start with a-z or something else?
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When you've typed "..." and you've said to copy into a file, do you want me to fill those spaces up with the remaining letters or just leave it as it is? Well, sometimes they start with letters and sometimes with numbers, if it is a problem i can always rename them to start with a letter, that's not a problem.

Thanks for the quick replies but i won't reply for some time now cause its 7:42 am in my country and i'm just about to go to sleep, not slept the whole night so i would request you to give me as many details as possible and maybe a few faq's that you think i would most probably ask, only if its not a problem, if it is then no problem il reply in a some time and wait some more time for your reply.
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I think we have enough info for tonight(morning). Enjoy your sleep.
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