I need to separate a huge directory into multiple .zip files that are not interdependent on each other. So, instead of:

  • file1.zip
  • file2.z01
  • file3.z02

I would like the following set of files instead:

  • file1.zip
  • file2.zip
  • file3.zip

I wish to open each .zip file separately. Preferably I could state a maximum file size of 2GB per file that each of these .zip files will not exceed.

Anyone have a good idea?

  • what os? there's a few tools good for this for *nix based systems like dirsplit.
    – Journeyman Geek
    May 9 '11 at 16:00
  • mac and windows. This should be a relatively simple operation as it would be used by non power users.
    – Dan
    May 9 '11 at 16:04
  • would anyone give a more power user option?
    – Dan
    May 9 '11 at 20:33

My technique for this is not tools based, but very simple (apologies if you are looking for a tool)

  1. select files in the folder until the total size is almost 2GB
  2. right-click for context menu
  3. add to zip file
  4. name (file1.zip, file2.zip etc)
  5. repeat until all files in folder are zipped
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    I think it's good, that sounds like the "non power user" option :p
    – slhck
    May 9 '11 at 17:00

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