Tip: How to split large files in Windows and Mac OS?

Sharing and sending large files especially in gigabytes is just not possible for everyone, except if they are using some ethernet to upload them to any file uploading services. So it’s always the best to split the files and then join them back after they are downloaded.

Splitting the file can not be practically done without a software. So here are the softwares that would help in splitting the files, in both the OS i.e. Mac and Windows!

HJSplit – This is a file splitting program that helps in breaking the files into desired sizes and then also joins them. This software runs for all the operating systems and versions like Windows XP, Vista, 2000, NT, 95, 98, ME, Linux and Windows 3, MS DOS, Java, PHP, Amiga, Mac and others. It is one of the best programs to split files that are upto 10 GB in size.

File Splitter – File Splitter is a freeware program which does not require installation and can be used to split files to multiple chunks as well as to merge multiple chunks into a single file.
First of all, choose a file to split. It can be any file of any size. Then, choose a destination folder. File Splitter will save all chunks to that folder. For example, if your source file was mybigfile.exe, the program will create files named mybigfile.exe.chunk001, mybigfile.exe.chunk002, mybigfile.exe.chunk003 and so on.
First, choose any chunk from the set of chunks. File Splitter will locate all chunks in a particular set automatically. Then just choose the destination file (it will be overwritten without a warning).
It’s a free download.

MaxSplitter – MaxSplitter Free is a fully functional software with no time-limit and capable of the major tasks: splitting and merging. It works on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP but does not run in Mac OS.


  1. Young Entrepreneur says:

    Thanks Chetan for this post, I really needed a file splitter for Mac OS X.

  2. Yeah, i have used few softwares before.. they are irritating but then at the same time they are must for us 🙂

    They really help

  3. I have used HJSplit in the past.

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