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Problems copyng a file.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by perseous, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. perseous

    perseous Thread Starter

    Oct 23, 2001
    I want to copy a file to floppy disk but it keeps telling me that it is too big to fit on a floppy. How doI get it on there? I have already tried to zip it and it is still to big. Thank you for your help.
  2. jbcalg


    Oct 29, 2001
    try this: from winzip 8

    WinZip® makes it easy to create Zip files that “span” multiple disks. This is useful if the files you are working with will not fit on one disk.

    To make a Zip file that spans multiple disks, simply create a Zip file on a removable disk, then add files to the Zip as you normally would. If the disk fills during Add operation, you will be prompted for another disk. Simply insert the next disk and click the OK button.

    Important: disk spanning is not available when adding files to an existing archive; it is only available while creating a new archive. Also note that you cannot add or remove files from a Zip file that spans disks. WinZip requires pre-formatted disks (you can format disks using My Computer or Windows Explorer).

    To zip the files in your c:\data folder to a Zip file called A:\DATA.ZIP:

    1. Start WinZip.
    2. Drag and drop the c:\data folder from My Computer or Windows Explorer to the WinZip window.
    3. In the Add dialog box, type the filename of the Zip file (A:\DATA.ZIP).
    4. Click the Add button.

    If more than one disk is needed, you will be prompted for additional disks.

    Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. perseous

    perseous Thread Starter

    Oct 23, 2001
    This sounds great but there is one thing. The file one file that I want to copy is to big for the disk It is not a series of files. Is there anything else you can recomend or will this work for that also?
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    From what I can tell, it will do what you ask. However, there is another program called Mastersplitter www.tomasoft.com/

    It will ask if you want .001 associated. You do. Then, you can split your files so that they can fit onto floppies.

    But try jbcalg's suggestion first.


  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    WinZip will create "spanned" disks with either multiple files or a single large file.

    The instructions above should work.
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