This is useful if you need to upload or FTP a really large file. If you have ever tried to FTP more than say 10GB, there is a chance your connection could drop during the transfer, meaning you have to start all over again. Rather than wait hours for a single file to transfer, split your file up into smaller chunks like 100MB or 500MB and queue them up in your FTP client of choice.
- Install 7-zip – http://www.7-zip.org/
- Open 7-Zip File Manager
- Browse to + Right click the file you want to split > Add to Archive
- Choose the options below
- Select Store for compression level
- Type 1 GB for split size
- Note – If you set the compression level to anything other than “Store” or use “encryption”, this will take really long.