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Windows 7: splitting a file and burn

16 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
splitting a file and burn

I looked through the list of software for Win 7, and couldn't find what I need. I have a file, 804 Meg, and I want to split it so I can burn it on 2 CDs. Does anyone know how to accomplish that. I Googled it, there were a few ways, that seemed to very confusing or expensive like the DVDfab route.

Thanks for any help

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16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

What kind of file is it?

If it's a CD image in bin/cue or a similar format, you can burn it to a single 700MB CD-R. (This is because such discs can really store about 100MB more data which is the error-correction data added to each sector. The 700MB refers to the user data.)
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16 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I use HJSplit to split files. Freeware.

Of course you need it also to join the files again.
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17 Oct 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

If it is a video file, you should not have to spend a dime to split it or change it to another format. There is a large pile of free applications out there.
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17 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


the file in question is a patch file, .exe file. I read reviews about HJSplit and most people said it was worthless.

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17 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Why not burn it to a DVD?
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17 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I could do that, but I'd rather not waste the disc.

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17 Oct 2011   #8
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

You could try CDBurnerXP (don't let then name confuse you, it also works in win7) it has a Disc spanning option (and its free)
But DeaconFrost has a point. A blank DVD is about the same price as a blank CD nowadays (and you'll be using two CD's) and if the data is important to you then it's worth putting it onto DVD and would save you all the hassle

CDBurnerXP: Disc spanning
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17 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

That is true, however, I'm out of DVD media to my surprise. I was considering what DeaconFrost suggested is when I noticed that. That being said, I will give your idea a try.

Thank you all
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