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I love this split zip tool, but there are some concerns. I'm using it to archive data onto DVDs. So I take an entire 30GB folder and split it onto several DVDs and WinZip will make one .zip file along with several subsequent files (with extensions .z01, .z02, etc). My concern is that I have a lot of data that relies on that first disc (because that is the only file that will actually open with WinZip). If that disc were to be damaged or lost or corrupted, would I be able to recover any of the data on the subsequent discs?


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no, if any part of the chain of "zip parts" is missing, corrupt, or damaged it will render the entire collection useless.
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Spanned or Split zips are potentially very dangerous. You only need one bit to be damaged and the entire file is unreadable.
They were useful in the days before we all had CD writers and DVD writers. Splitting files across floppies was always interesting.
In this day and age of DVDs, dual-layer DVDs and soon BluRay, huge USB pen drives too, plus the fact you can get ridiculously huge external drives for equally ridiculously cheap prices, the need of splitting ZIP files in this fashion is realistically obsolete.
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