GSplit

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    117,250
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Quickly and easily break apart files for emailing or moving across networks with this freeware file splitter, but don't expect split media file pieces to play.

GSpilt installs easily and works as a service from your context menu or through a Mac-like interface. With GSplit, you can simply point to a file and choose to split it. You can set the utility to default to a set number of pieces and specific placement, or have it question you each time. Using the novice-friendly interface is almost as easy. You follow the well-designed menus and answer simple questions. The program gets easier to use every time you split a file. Knitting the pieces back together is the easiest we've seen. The pieces are numbered and you simply execute the first one. Gsplit opens an informational dialog and combines the pieces almost instantly. Since the pieces are self-knitting, you don't need to send GSplit to those receiving your split files.

GSplit breaks apart any type of file, but isn't able to break apart media files into playable pieces. Free, novice friendly, and complex enough for advanced users, GSplit is one of the easiest recommendations we've made.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Finally, a file splitter that actually works."

January 05, 2013  |  By somerandomusername111

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

It works - many of the other ones are either crippled, don't support splitting after X number of lines or they puke on large files.
It is fast - took about 1 second to split a 600MB csv file into 6 pieces based on a split every 900,000 lines (I have a fast computer and SSD).

Cons

Instructions are convoluted - I originally thought it didn't support splitting every X number of lines until I stumbled across a site that explained it. I completely overlooked it because their method of splitting every X number of lines is by using the hex ASCII code of 0x0D0x0A. Why not just have an option to split every X number of lines??? This is what happens when programmers/engineers design software. :)
It would be nice if it had the option to join text files that didn't already have the gsplit tags in them, for example concatenate 6 csv files into one file. I ended up just using the windows command "type" to do this and it worked fine. For those who care...
type filename1.csv >> ourputfile.csv
type filename2.csv >> ourputfile.csv
...etc...etc.

Of course if I was running Linux, I wouldn't have to spend hours searching for a mediocre app to do all of this because I could do it all from the command prompt (shell), but I digress.

Summary

It splits text files fast.
It requires you to include the gsplit tags at the end of the file pieces if you want gsplit to be able to figure out how to put them back together.
It is free.

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1 stars

"MALWARE HIJACKERS INCLUDED IN DOWNLOAD, BEWARE !"

March 24, 2012  |  By mikemtn55

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

Might be a good program if "Blekko" and "Spam Free" hijackers were not included, even if unchecked during installation.

Cons

HIJACKER MALWARE INCLUDED, BEWARE ... "Blekko" and "Spam Free" hijack your browser and search bar, and change numerous settings, even when unchecked.

Summary

CNET, Get rid of this malware infested download, please !

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4 stars

"It worked great for floppy chunks"

February 02, 2012  |  By jgray110

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

it was easy to use and worked great for my floppy project.

Cons

I don't know if it has a complete directory/folder split feature.

Summary

I was having trouble with RW CDs or the CD drive, the project was to get eMachine Windows98 software onto Compaq Vista using Sony USB Floppy Drive so I PKZIP compressed all directories into temp.zip a to z, Gsplit large files small enough for floppy, moved to Vista, Gsplit joined, then used another free good download 7-Zip to extract, not sure if it zips.

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1 stars

"If you have to time to waste... use it"

September 17, 2011  |  By lixurion12999

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

You can choose the size of the files for the split-results. To split a large file of several GB is ok by creating an .exe-file to merge the file-pieces again together.

Cons

The software-window is overcharged with a lot of text which is not really making the use efficient. To merge the files afterwards takes at least 10 times longer than the split-operation which made for me this software useless.

Summary

If you can waste your time to get the merge done, then use it. I prefer fast and simple to use software for such a purpose like GF Split & Merge!

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4 stars

"Useful once you understand it"

November 11, 2010  |  By digger334

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

it has multiple ways to determine file size splits, and works quickly, and easily in the background.

Cons

I didn't give it 5 stars because it was a bit clumsy to understand how it worked from the initial launch. But once you get that down, I'd say it's a great utility to have for those huge files.

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1 stars

"Not tested fully"

September 17, 2010  |  By aajaffer

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

Not tested fully

Cons

Not tested fully

Summary

I splited a file and tried to rejoin by clicking the executing file my norton 2010 said sonar virus warning and removed the execution file. I always belive cnet file virus and spyware free but I dont know what is with it. Cnet to examin

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4 stars

"Huge value for the money (free)!"

July 08, 2010  |  By funbobby2001

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

Professional look and feel
Did what it was supposed to do
FREE!

Cons

The "Add Self-Uniting Functionality" option does not seem to be 100% persistent when saving and loading profiles.

Summary

Can't believe what a polished piece of software this is for being free.

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4 stars

"really good and very useful"

November 14, 2009  |  By muthukumaraswamy

 |  Version: GSplit 3.0.1

Pros

it is simple and works well.

Cons

nothing to say now

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.1
Version 3.0.1 includes new Check For Updates feature in Help menu and fixes the bug, splitting by count of lines did not always work fine if the internal memory buffer size was superior to 64kb.
General
Publisher G.D.G. Software
Publisher web site http://www.gdgsoft.com/
Release Date June 09, 2009
Date Added June 09, 2009
Version 3.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.47MB
File Name gsplits.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 117,250
Downloads Last Week 45
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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