Creating Multi-Volume RAR Files

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create a multi-volume RAR file using WinRAR to break a large RAR file into multiple smaller files.

If you have large files or directories, WinRAR will normally create a single large RAR file, which is not convenient for storing it on diskette or send it as an email. In this case, you should use WinRAR's multi-volume RAR file option.

Suppose that I have a sample music file, my_music.mp3. Its file size is 4713 KB. Here are the steps to archive it to a multi-volume RAR file:

1. Run WinRAR and navigate the directory where my_music.mp3 is stored.

2. Select my_music and select menu "Commands" > "Add files to archive". The "Archive name and parameters" dialog box shows up.

3. Click the "Profiles" button. A dropdown list shows up.

4. Select the "Create 1.44MB volumes" option. Notice the following fields are changed immediately:

5. Enter c:\temp\my_music.rar in the "Archive name" field and click the OK button. my_music.pm3 will be archived into 4 files:

   1,457,664 my_music.part1.rar
   1,457,664 my_music.part2.rar
   1,457,664 my_music.part3.rar
     423,474 my_music.part4.rar

This is perfect. Now I can copy these files to 4 diskettes, or email them to a friend, who has a small mail box, one at a time.

Extracting files out of a multi-volume RAR file is easy. Here are the key steps:

1. Make sure that all volumes, *.part1.rar, *.part2.rar, ..., are in the same directory.

2. Run WinRAR and perform the extract process on any of the volumes, WinRAR knows how to extract files from all the related volumes.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 What Is WinRAR?

 Downloading and Installing WinRAR 3.42

 Adding Files to a New RAR File

 Extracting All Files from a RAR File

 Setting Passwords in RAR Files

Creating Multi-Volume RAR Files

 Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu

 Compressing Files with ZIP Format

 Running WinRAR in a Command Line Window

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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