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Compress a folder into multiple zip files

Say I've got a folder 10 GB in size. I want to compress it into zip files of no more than 500 MB each, as many zip files as that takes.

Is there an easy way to do this without writing my own script?

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Sathya Jun 2 '11 at 4:56

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If you are looking for a utility that will create individually decompressible zip files of no more than 500MB I guess you need to write your own script.

However, if you are looking for a utility that will create a 'volume set' of zip/rar/etc file of a certain size e.g. 500MB then you can consider p7zip (, available for mac)

Good luck!

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Can you use winrar or splitter and merger, or are you restricted to winzip? Have a look at

Personally, I use winrar and it works great.

EDIT: Just realised you are on OSX, try this maybe:

Same principles.


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note unrarx does not compress files... – bubu May 31 '11 at 20:15

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