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Chop for Windows

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Key Details of Chop

  • Split all your large files for easier distribution.
  • Last updated on 10/1/2015
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Chop is a fast, lightweight tool for splitting up large files and rejoining them. Its interface is a bit sparse on instruction, but anyone that's not an absolute beginner should be able to start using the application effectively within a few minutes.

The default Chop window lets you split files by target medium or by number of files. You can specify the destination as well, or let Chop create a folder automatically. A wizard option simplifies this process and provides context for some of the fields. If you have additional questions, a clear Help file is a button click away. Chop offers several features that make this program stand out from its file-splitting brethren. The best is the freedom not to use Chop. To rejoin split-up files, you must typically use the splitter program itself, but Chop lets you create a small .BAT file that your Chop-less recipient may use instead. This option does preclude other useful features, however, such as the verification of file integrity using a CRC checksum and the capability to apply a password to prevent "unchopping" by unauthorized users. Although the program performed admirably on files large and small, it is not without problems. When switching back and forth between wizard and expert modes, the program occasionally stopped responding. We had to quit and restart it several times to get it to function again.

Chop (30-day free trial; $8 to buy) is a fast and easy-to-use utility for splitting large files, suitable for most users comfortable with navigating a file system.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
February 3, 2009
Latest update
October 1, 2015
Version
1.6
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
26,527
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3.5/5

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Developer's Description

Split all your large files for easier distribution.
This program is for splitting large files for easier distribution. (Or if you are a spy, you can divide a file up and even semi-encrypt it for security reasons. ) Using either a normal window or a wizard interface, files can be split by either the number of files that you want, the maximum file size, or you can use preset common sizes for EMailing, floppies, Zips, CDs, etc. The program can Chop and UnChop files in Wizard and normal interface, and supports file time and attributes preserving, CRC, command line operation and even simple encryption. In addition, if size is an absolute priority and you do not need any of the more advanced features of Chop, you can instead set Chop to create a very small BAT file which will rebuild the file without Chop. Chop is written in Assembly Language for maximum efficiency and minimum size. Version 1. 6 improves CRC; the new file checker will detect more errors, Enhanced batch file generator; maximum segments used to be limited by the maximum line size of batch files. Now it can go the full 9999.