How to Split A Big File Into Smaller Parts Using Free Tools

Have you ever want to split a large file into several smaller files? Lynette from California now is being plagued by this problem: “I’m trying to send a file that is 8GB to my friends over the Internet. However, most email providers limit the maximum attachment size. When I put it in a zipped folder, it doesn’t get any smaller. Any way to split large files”

Actually, there are countless situations when you might need to split a big file into smaller pieces, for example, to make the large files easier to upload and distribute over the networks, send by email, archive to CD, DVD, USB flash drives and any other storage device, or upload to file delivery services, etc.

Luckily, there are a few free tools that you can use to split large files into smaller, more manageable pieces. Just read on the following article to check out them.

HJ-Split (Windows)

HJ-Split is a free and very easy-to-use tool for Windows users. Once you install it, just click on the big “Split” button to get started. The software allows you to define custom size for each piece of the output file.

WhitSoft File Splitter (Windows)

WhitSoft File Splitter is the oldest but the best available file splitter application that provides Windows users a free and simple means of fragmenting large files and creating several smaller pieces that are more suitable for online transfers.

Tip: Files created by both HJ-Split and WhitSoft File Splitter are compatible with each other, so they can be joined using any of these freeware.

File Splitter (Windows)

File Splitter is another freeware program that does not require any installation to use and that has default settings to split a file for a floppy disk, zip drive, CD, DVD, or custom size.

GSplit (Windows)

GSplit is a free and reliable file splitter that lets you split your big files into a set of smaller files. The freeware also generate small Self-Uniting programs so you can assemble your pieces without GSplit having to be installed on the destination system.

Jihosoft File Splitter (Mac)

Jihosoft File Splitter is a plain and simple software to split large files in Mac OS. Afterward, this smart utility allows you to rejoin/merge the splitted files as a complete one in original format without degrading any of the quality.

Please note, all these free file splitter tools don’t split a video file into smaller video clips that you can then play separately. It simply looks at the data and pulls it apart. In order to open the file again, you have to re-join them. Same is true for audio and other files.

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