This program facilitates e-mailing large files by easily splitting the file into multiple parts, but could use a wizard to help novices choose the best splitting method. The interface is a trio of simple dialog boxes: join, split, and compare. In the primary box users choose the file to split and the split-file size. The number of split files that will be created is listed to allow the user to choose a different size. Joining is a simple matter of selecting the first split piece and clicking join. User options include combining the file in a separate directory and deleting the split files after recombining. The compare dialog makes it easy to check the split and join processes before e-mailing the split files. The person receiving the files does not need MasterSplitter since the program creates a Windows batch file to recombine the files. This isn't a tool for everyone, but anyone needing to split large files will find it useful.
What's new in version 4.1i
ReleaseNovember 9, 2008
Date AddedMarch 29, 2002
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
MasterSplitter can split large files to move them onto a disk or for transmission via e-mail. It can split either binary or text files. The program features an intuitive graphical user interface that makes splitting files easy. Version 4.1 features improvements for very large files greater than 4GB and minor changes to the program.