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Windows 7: Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names


02 Apr 2012   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

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02 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.
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02 Apr 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just make a new 'My Pictures' folder and move subfolders into there. They will keep their names. Just the path will change.

And I would also say that DVDs are not well suited to backup large amounts of data. An external disk or a big stick (e.g. 32GB) is better.
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