Okay, so I paid for the full version of Winzip, and I love it. I do a lot of registry modification, stopping the UAC prompt from dimming the screen, OEM login background, forcibly disabling unnecessary windows network services, etc (the registry is a lot simpler than most people think it is, the keys are usually named descriptively and the value is either 0-off or 1-on), so I love the ability to compress files that extract themselves to the registry (.reg files don't by default get admin privileges). However, one thing I don't like about Winzip is that is splits files. Automatically.
Basically, what happened is my mom disconnected her phone without using the "remove safely" option, and her SD card got corrupted, all of it. Literally unreadable to any Windows computer. Luckily, I have a rooted android tablet running cyanogen (Nook HD+), and as you probably know, Linux, most mainstream distros at least, tends to ignore Windows' free space markers (files aren't really deleted, just marked as free space. Windows ignores Linux markers in the same way). So I plugged it into my tablet, used FileManager Tablet Edition to wipe the metadata (this includes the free space markers), then transferred it to a flash drive to zip and e-mail back to her.
So I stuck the flash drive in my laptop (it's old, a 2005 Dell Latitude D620, so no SD card reader), opened Winzip, and started it on zipping. I went out to walk the dog for an hour or so, came back to check on it, and it was telling me to split the file ("Place Disc 2 in drive E:/"). This is ridiculous, as 1.) I had specifically unchecked the split large files option, and 2.) My flash drive was one of those tiny 64GB PNY ones they have locked into the shelf at Wal-Mart, and it only had 18GB of data on it (a backup of my laptop's document, pictures and program files). No way was it really full with 8GB worth of Zip file that had been compressed by 15%. But sure enough, I tried zipping other large sections of mp PC just to test, and Winzip's limit seems to be at about 4.5GB, split option or none.
What I want is a zip utility that doesn't do this. I've tried peazip, 7zip, bitzipper, and jzip, all to no avail. They all automatically split files, whether the drive has space or not. There's no option not to split, hit cancel at the dialog box and the operation is cancelled, the files deleted. Some have an even lower limit, bitzipper's is 2GB. I'm looking for a program that doesn't even have the capability to split files, so there's no way it can try. I don't care if it's just a bunch of cryptic compression methods and a zip button, just something to compress the files, I'll probably uninstall it immediately after I'm done. I don't care about the speed, it can take all night and all day, I can always do computer stuff on my droid. Any ideas?
(PS if you're wondering how I'm e-mailing an 8GB file, I'm not. I'm uploading it to google drive then e-mailing her a shared link for downloading.)
Edited by Sean R. Kurth, 28 December 2013 - 12:03 AM.