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This section discusses the Split File functionality of the Quantifier module.
The Split File functionality is used to split a single file into two or more files or extract data from a file. The Split File functionality is inverse to the Join Files functionality. Files are discrete entities and are used individually, but it is also natural to remove data from other data. The Split File functionality can be useful when transferring very large files. For example a very large file could be split to smaller files to match the size of the available media devices, e.g. CD, DVD, flash drives, etc. The Split Files functionality is also used to physically ungroup related files which were joined together using the Join Files functionality, e.g. a file and its digital signature. The Split file functionality is able to extract sections from the content of a file, for example to extract the pure image data from an image file. The process of splitting of a file can be manual or automatic depending on the nature of the source file and the required split operation.
Capture: Split File
Split File

Operation

Select the file that you want to split or extract sections from. The functionality will first test the file if it is a joined file with embedded descriptor.

If the selected file contains an embedded descriptor, the functionality will set the controls appropriately and display the files that are contained in the joined file in the File Sections view. Enter the path where the functionality will deposit the split-part-files as they are displayed in the File Sections view, adjust the further actions controls and click OK to extract the split-part-files. To extract only selected sections from the join file, simply select the required pieces and drag and drop them into a folder of your choice.

If the selected file does not contain an embedded descriptor (or if it does but you need to apply another split type) then select the required split type, and using the available controls partition the source file. Enter the destination folder for the split-part-files, adjust the further actions controls and click OK to partition the source file. As before, to extract only selected sections from the source file simply select the required pieces and drag and drop them into a folder of your choice.

Controls

  
Selection Controls
Split File Selection Controls
Enter the file to split. Click the scan button to examine the file properties and appropriately adjust the functionality controls.
Split File Scan Selected FileScan the selected file
Click this button to examine the file and adjust the functionality controls appropriately.
Split File Browse For FileBrowse for file
Click this button to browse and select a file to split or extract sections from.
Operation Controls
Split File Operation Controls
This control determines how to partition the file.
Split TypeChoose the file partitioning method.
SingletonEnter each the size of each piece individually together with its filename.
TemplateEnter the size of the pieces and a common (template) filename. The file will be partitioned into pieces with the selected size (the last piece may have a smaller file size).
SeparatorEnter separator data to be used to partition the file and a common (template) filename.
DescriptorThis mode is selected by the module upon verification of the embedded descriptor of the source file. You can split a joined file with an embedded descriptor using the other split modes, but only joined files with embedded descriptors can be split using the Descriptor mode.
Split Type - Singleton
Split File Type Singleton
In the Singleton split mode, the user enters the size of each piece and its filename individually. After defining the properties of a new piece, it must be declared by adding the piece to the File Sections view. Pieces can be moved, removed and replaced by using the appropriate controls. To extract data from within a file you must create a piece which represents it and then drag and drop (or copy and paste) that piece into a folder in Windows Explorer. For example, to extract the data from byte 100 to 500, first create a piece with a size of 99 bytes, then create a second piece with a size of 400 bytes, finally drag and drop the second piece into a folder where the extracted data will be stored as a new file.
PieceEnter the index of the new piece. This index defines the position of the newly defined piece.
Size (in bytes)Enter the size of the newly-defined piece in bytes.
Save asEnter the filename (including the full path) of the newly-defined piece.
Split File Type Singleton Declare PieceDeclare piece
Click this button to declare a new piece defined by the properties entered in the related controls. The piece will appear in the File Sections view.
Split File Type Singleton Remove PieceRemove piece
Click this button to remove the selected pieces.
Split File Move To TopMove to Top
Moves the selected pieces to the top of the list.
Split File Move One UpMove Up
Moves the selected pieces one position up in the list.
Split File Move One DownMove Down
Moves the selected pieces one position down in the list.
Split File Move To BottomMove To Bottom
Moves the selected pieces to the bottom of the list.
Split Type - Template
Split File Type Template
In the Template split mode, the user creates a template constituted by size and filename. The template must be applied to partition the file to pieces each with the required size, except possibly the last piece which may be smaller than the others. The pieces are named using the entered template filename and an inserted index. The pieces defined in this way cannot be moved or edited. To extract data from within a file, first partition the file and then drag and drop (or copy and paste) the piece(s) required for extraction into a folder in Windows Explorer.
Piece size (in bytes)Enter the required size for the pieces in bytes.
Save asEnter the template filename (including the full path) for the pieces. The actual filenames will have an added index.
Split File Type Template ApplyApply template
Click this button to apply the template and partition the file. The pieces will appear in the File Sections view.
Split File Type Template Remove PartitionRemove partition
Click this button to remove the declared partition.
Split Type - Separator
Split File Type Separator
In the Separator split mode, the user creates a split condition constituted by separator data and a template filename. The split condition must be applied to partition the file to pieces. Each occurrence of the separator data defines a new piece, whereas the separator is excluded from it. The next piece starts from the end of the separator data, thus the separator data is excluded from all pieces. The names of the pieces are produced using the template filename and an inserted index. The pieces defined in this way cannot be moved or edited. To extract data from within a file, first partition the file and then drag and drop (or copy and paste) the required for extraction piece(s) into a folder in Windows Explorer.
Save asEnter the filename (including the full path) for the template filename.
SeparatorSelect the separator type.
TextDisplay controls for entering text as separator data.
BinaryDisplay controls for entering binary data (as hexadecimal numbers) as separator data.
FileDisplay controls for appointing a file as separator data.
Separator textEnter the text to be searched for as an indicator of the border between the pieces of the partition. Each occurrence of this text indicates the end of the previous piece and the start of the next piece, the text itself is not included in either of the pieces.
Wide-char textSet this checkbox to consider the separator text as wide (two bytes) character text. Clear this checkbox to consider the separator text as single byte characters.
Separator dataEnter the data to be searched for as indicator of the border between the pieces of the partition. Each occurrence of this data indicates the end of the previous piece and the start of the next piece, the data itself is not included in either of the pieces.
Separator fileEnter the file whose content will be used as a data indicator of the border between the pieces of the partition. Each occurrence of this data indicates the end of the previous piece and the start of the next piece, the data itself is not included in either of the pieces.
Split File Type Separator ApplyApply separator
Click this button to apply the separator and partition the file. The pieces will appear in the File Sections view.
Split File Type Separator Remove PartitionRemove partition
Click this button to remove the declared partition.
Split Type - Descriptor
Split File Type Descriptor
The Descriptor split mode is automatic and is only applicable if the module finds an embedded descriptor in the source file and verifies its integrity. To extract data from within a file in this mode, drag and drop (or copy and paste) the required for extraction files into a folder in Windows Explorer.
File Sections View
Split File Sections View
This view controls displays the file sections (pieces) as currently defined.
Further Actions Controls
Split File Further Actions Controls
These controls are used to help to automate some common activities after the process is successfully completed.
Delete source fileSet this checkbox to request the module to send the source file to the Recycle Bin after a successful split process.
Confirm delete [Source file]Set this checkbox to confirm the request to delete the source file after a successful split process.
Window Controls
Split File Window Controls
These controls have generic meanings.
On TopSets and clears the Always On Top flag on the window. This checkbox adds or removes the window from the group of Top-most windows.
OKStart the process to split the source file using the partition displayed in the File Sections view.
CancelCloses the window without doing any work. The last selected properties are stored.
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