Split files into smaller parts, of preset or custom sizes, with this useful tool, that allows you to transfer large files to multiple CDs, DVDs or floppy disks.
- License :Freeware
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:KC Softwares
Storage space is no longer an issue, especially because of the flourishing online services that provide enough virtual bytes to meet any demand. Although rather rudimentary, file splitting can be used as a means of security, because content cannot be accessed unless all parts are available. In this regard, KFK comes with the right means to get this task done in a matter of seconds.
Split files according to custom specifications
All features are cleverly stored in a compact window, split into multiple tabs that allow quick access to the few, different utilities you can use. Upon selection, the rest of the space is filled with options, buttons, and text fields you need to fill in for the task to be successful. What’s more, each component is equipped with a short, helpful description so you know what needs to be done.
Accessed separately, split and rebuild functions mostly speak for themselves. You can target any type of file to be split into a custom number of parts, based either on a numerical value, custom size chunks, or several disk predefined size specifications. Drag and drop is supported so you can go ahead and add target files with a simple mouse movement.
By default, the destination directory is the same as the input, but you can change it at any given moment. In addition, enabling an option creates a separate file that joins all the other pieces into the original. There’s also a tool that automatically writes chunks on a blank CD/DVD.
Fast processing of large files
The rebuild function is a little easier to manage and only requires you to load the first part of the split process. Besides selecting a custom destination folder, you can only choose to have split parts deleted, but enabling the automated rebuild option renders this counterpart rather obsolete.
One last component that is really close, if not obsolete is disk spanning. Practicality is highly questionable, considering it’s dedicated to good old floppy disks, which are now a piece that belong in a museum, or simply bring back memories.
With almost half of what the application has to offer being almost useless, triggering the process reveals the split function is what keeps practicality intact. This is because of the impressive processing speed, which took around several seconds to split a 2,5 GB file into a thousand pieces, with the rebuild process only taking slightly longer.
To sum it up
Taking everything into consideration, we can safely state that KFK might seem like an old and slightly outdated utility, both in terms of functionality and set of features, but it’s the powerful method used to split files that keeps it alive. Even if space is no longer a concern, you can split important or confidential files so only you can access them through the reverse process.