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Split & Join 1.2.1

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asdg-split-join.sit (27.64 KB)
MD5: 9fa452933ef890f6f11847e6e0f282d6
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9

Split & Join 1.2.1 is a very rare (well, perhaps until now) near forgotten Macintosh utility for splitting large files into smaller chunks or joining those chunks back together again. This is archived as a ".sit" file containing a Disk Copy 4.2 800k disk image file and is compressed with StuffIt 3.6 for better compatibility with earlier Mac OS's.

Split & Join is ideally suited to splitting large archives that contain no (or very few) Macintosh Resource files, such as compressed StuffIt ".sit" files or other file types such as ".tif", ".png", ".jpg" or even ".mpg" files. It is also OK at splitting large Disk Copy 6.x ".img" files, or other disk image files such as ".iso, or .cdr files. - Just add the chunk size (in K) that you wish to split files to and follow the prompts from there.

This software, although it was written for much earlier Mac OS's in mind, I have no problem using this on a G4 running Mac OS 9.2.2. - This is one very well written piece of software and is very fast in operation.

[Important]: To get Split & Join to work with Macintosh "Drag & Drop" so as to enable batch splitting and/or joining, you 1st need to "Rebuild the Macintosh Desktop": Instructions are here for those unfamiliar with this term.

Architecture: 68k

   Split & Join has been tested under Mac OS 6.0 and 7.0. Although some convenience features are available only under Mac OS 7.0, Split & Join is fully functional under Mac OS 6.0, and under earlier systems dating back to System 3.2 and Finder 5.3. Under versions of MultiFinder prior to System 6.0, you may improve performance by giving Split & Join more memory, up to approximately 224K. Split & Join requires at least a Macintosh 512KE.
   - from enclosed "ReadMe" doc

 • On Mac OS 9.x, I increased its memory settings to 1024K. It was probably unnecessary tho', as this app is super fast & efficient at splitting up files 100's of Megs in size.


macplus99's picture
by macplus99 - 2011, September 2 - 5:11pm

Nice Find.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2011, April 18 - 10:47pm

@Bill Gates: Yes they can and do travel through your Windows world safely - there is no Mac resource fork in these chunks to worry about (they are pure data only).

Bill Gates's picture
by Bill Gates - 2011, April 18 - 9:57am

I like this program, very useful.
and I was wondering if the parts(chunks) can travel around my Windows world
without any problem.

PowerPup's picture
by PowerPup - 2011, April 18 - 8:59am

Ah, okay. I thought (hoped) the format was the same since it used the same numbering.
Oh well, I'm sure it will still be very useful. Laughing out loud

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2011, April 18 - 6:33am

YW. It is a good program, but it probably won't do what you're suggesting here (rejoin DL'd part files) as it saves in a proprietary format. That is, its fine for splitting & joining its own files, it likely won't be able to join other (proprietary) split file types such as Stuffit or Zip segments, etc.

PowerPup's picture
by PowerPup - 2011, April 18 - 5:16am

Awesome upload MikeTomTom. Wink

This will be very handy for people when downloading very large archives (like CD images) and want to re-join the parts on their Mac. Laughing out loud
Thanks for sharing.