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I'm trying to copy large files but my HD disk has only 1.4mb storage area. Win95 wouldn't prompt for confirmation of disk space, ie using copy.com, diskcopy.com ...etc.
What can I do to make multiple volume copy? I know that
copy.com allows multiple volume copy by prompting to insert new disk after each completion of copying, in win3.1. But I don't know why win95 is different. Anybody have suggestion?
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by:Bossman117
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Use 'backup' found in the accessories/system tools menu.  You will have to use backup to extract these files as well but it will let you copy anything you want over as many disks as you want.  There is probably other software that will do this but this way is already on your system.

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by:java_kevin
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do u mean u wanna copy large files within ur hd? got a sugges tion here... try winzip? winzip has one for 3.x
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 does arj.exe work? How do you use it?
I don't have backup program for window. On the other hand I
don't want to use backup because I have to get into the program
to restore back the files instead of from msprompt.
How do I use winzip to copy files? I don't it can at all. Again
I need some unzip program to restore the files. Is there parameters
I can use with copy.com (or other does program like arj.exe...?) to copy large files?
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Rar is a shareware program that is dos-based, so no windows are required on either computer if you are trying to copy  to a 3.5" floppy drive. It can automatically cut up  and restore files in 1.44 mb chunks, and you can create self-extracting .exe's so you don't even need Rar on the other computer. Although it is dos-based, it does have a nice user interface so you don't have to remember all the command lines.
You can get it from
www.shareware.com
www.jumbo.com
www.download.com
just type "rar" in the search window at these sites and they will take you to the solution to your problem.
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  Could anybody tell me how to use Rar.exe or Arj.exe to copy
large files onto 3.5" diskette from harddrive?
Suppose I have a file named excel.exe, this file is 5mb on the
hdrive, how do I use arj.exe/rar.exe to copy onto diskettes?
Please give parameters and tell me how to restore it afterward
thanks!
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Ok! Lets make this as painless as possible.
Copy the file you want to cut up into 1.44mb chunks into the same directory as you have rar. This isn't necessary, but will save you moving through directorys and disks with rar.
In Windows Explorer, click on Rar.exe.
When the window comes up, use your arrow keys or your mouse(it works in rar) to highlight EXCEL.EXE, and press the F5(VOLUME) key. Use your mouse to click on 1.44mb, or use the tab key and arrow key to highlight it and press enter. You will be presented with a default file name ending in .rar  (excel.rar)
Press enter again and it will cut up the file for you.
Copy the parts, excel.rar, excel.r01, excel.r* to the other computer. Copy over rar.exe too.
Put them all in the same directory and run rar.exe again.
Highlight Excel.rar and press Enter this time. Notice that the file list changes to say "Excel.exe". Now press F4 (EXTR)key.
It will ask you if you want to "extract all files from current"
Say yes. Rar will put the file back together for you.
If at any time you need help press F1. That it what the black boxes at the bottom of the screen represent.
Good Luck




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Gavin Enterprises has a nifty piece of shareware called File Fission.
It will split the files directly onto floppies, in a directory in 'floppy-sized' chunks, or in the file location of your choice in whatever size increments you want. After splitting the file, it creats a .bat file to recombine the pieces.
All the recipient has to do is copy the pieces into a directory and run the .bat to put the file back together _ They do not need any special software to reconstitute the file.
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