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Question about Iso file

By Fiendmummy
May 28, 2013
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  1. I want to know how to move a 12 GB iso file from my online mini-laptop, to my offline desktop with ease. I'd like to know if I could break it down into a bunch of smaller files and then bring it back up into one whole one again if possible, to allow easier movement with my puny 8GB flash drive.
    Help, please?

    (Take note, the iso is a game.)
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232

    Probably easier to use a bigger usb flashdrive. You might be able to use TeamViewer
    if you can put the offline pc online.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,443   +220

    SNGX1275 and learninmypc like this.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    I've never had occasion to use them but there also file splitting freeware tools available like HJ-Split

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    Fixed hyperlink
     
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Your 8GB flash drive also needs to be formatted to NTFS to use >1GB files.
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    It's actually a 4GB file size limit in general for FAT32.
     
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Yeah, that's the one. :p
     
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +148

    Spare ethernet lead and a switch/modem router?
     
  9. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Maniac Posts: 632   +14

    Install WinRAR, compress the file and when you do you can select a file size where to split it...so you could for example set the split at 7.5Gb, then you will get 2 files that you have to move over and unpack on the offline computer... Job Done :)
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,556   +301

    7-zip is free and will do it. Install 7-zip (don't think winrar is free) and then right click on the file and 'add to archive', set the compression to none or archive whatever the one that doesn't compress is (not on a Windows machine now or I'd check) and choose the file size. I think there is a pulldown, but you can also manually enter a size.

    Install 7-zip on destination machine, and undo what you did.
     
  11. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Maniac Posts: 632   +14

    It's free ;)
     
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    winrar.png
     
  13. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +148

    Winrar must be paid for after a 30/40 day trial if I remember correctly. It will remind you to pay, but will lose no functionality.

    Morally the choice is yours :)
     


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