Let's say we want to split the file D:\Temp\Movie.mpeg of about 2.2 GB.
Start the program and click at the first button to the left, see figure. A dialog box pops up which you use to locate and choose the file (D:\Temp\Movie.mpeg). When this is done, both the name and the size of the file is shown in The Big File's frame, see figure.
Now it is time to decide where to put the smaller files by using the second button from the left. Either you choose the final medium directly, for instance a ZIP-drive, or you put the files on the hard disk first.
Let's take the hard disk first: You can already see a suggestion in The Smaller Files' frame; the first time the program is used, it suggests the directory the program is installed in, but later on it suggests the last directory used (here D:\Burning). As you see, the names of the smaller files are the same as the big one's, except that .Chopped_1, .Chopped_2 and so on are added at the end of the name. Furthermore, the program suggests splitting the big file into four smaller files of the sizes indicated under Individual Sizes (B). You may now use the third button to split the file, and then, for example, burn the smaller files to CDs, that is, Movie.mpeg.Chopped_1, ... , Movie.mpeg.Chopped_4.
Now we'll show how to create the smaller files directly onto removable media, such as floppies, SuperDisks and alike (which must be possible to write to directly, without, for example, a burning program).
Insert a removable medium and click the second button to locate and choose the removable disk drive. When this is done, the new names for the smaller files appear in The Smaller Files' frame. You may use a suitable Base Size, but when we now are ready to insert the media, it's wiser to choose Use free disk space, see below. Then the program will check how much free space is available on each medium, before it decides how big each smaller file should be. Therefore non-empty and partly corrupted media may very well be used.
Now it's time to let the program do the real work. Just click the third button and insert the media one by one when the program asks for them.
Before exiting the program, you have to choose between two alternatives for the restoring of the big file. Either you'll use this program, then it's time to exit now; or you'll go for the self-uniting batch file. In the latter case, you'll have to create this file now, by clicking the fourth button (default file name: SelfUnit.bat). This file will normally fit on the last medium.