Splitting Files using WinRar

Winrar is a powerful compressing software on the market. I prefer Winrar than Winzip (of course because it supports .rar files, lol).

If you compress your file(s), you can enter the volume size in "Split to volumes" field in the "archive name and parameters dialog" in general tab to create volumes (multi part archives).

By default it is entered in bytes. But if you add a lowercase letter 'k' at the end of the volume size, the entered value will be considered as kilobytes (multiplied by 1024). Use an uppercase 'K' to denote thousand of bytes (multiply by 1000), ' m' means megabytes and 'M' - million of bytes.

It is also possible to select the volume size from the list associated with this item. Note that if you are archiving to a removable disk, you may select "Autodetect" from the list and WinRAR will choose the volume size automatically for each new volume.

For multiple CD's you can enter for example "700m" for 700MB CD's. WinRAR creates a multi-volume archive (volname.part001.rar, volname.part002.rar, etc. ) The volumes are 700MB and the last volume may be smaller.

So, if you want to compress and split a file into several parts, follow this procedure -
1. Make sure you have WinRar installed. If you don't have it, get it from here.
2. Right click the file you want to split and select 'Add to archive' from the right click menu.
3. There you will see 'Split to Volumes, Bytes' option. Just select the split size or add your own value as explained above.
4. Click OK.

So, you've just split your file into smaller parts. This can be really helpful for transferring content or uploading files on sites like Rapidshare or Megaupload which have a maximum upload limit.
Happy Splitting!!