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Hi,

Come across a file that is broken into Z01, Z02, Z03 files, to be joined together. This doesn't confirm to any file format I can find.

Anyone know what this is and which app joins these kind of files?

Thanks,
Petey
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A couple things that might help... what OS are you using? Also, did you (or your system somehow) do a chkdsk (the DOS check disk command) recently, or ever? I think in the back of my mind those extensions are disconnected files that were saved as part of a chkdsk. Basically they are leftovers of files that got unlinked at some time, and I think you can open them and copy/paste whatever remains of them into a new file (if they are text). Not sure you can completely recover them.

... or I could be completely mistaken in which case i apologize :-)

Good luck, I want to see what others tell you, too.

Mike
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Holy bloody devil, that's old. I'll bet each of those files is also 360k, 720k, 1.2M, or 1.4M in size, apart from the last one. I'm not sure if modern ZIP utilities like WinZIP or 7-Zip will be able to do anything with those files as they currently exist, but if not, you can try the following:
- Copy all the files to a known location (C:\test, for example)
- Open a command line window, and change to that directory
- Enter the command "copy file.z01 + file.z02... + file.z99 > bigfile.zip" (however many .z?? files there are)
- Attempt to open bigfile.zip with windows, winzip, etc.

If that works, great. If not, search out an old DOS program called (I think) "splice". Good luck!
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Here's some more info: http://filext.com/file-extension/Z01

Bob
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Hmm.. interesting replies!

Don't think the files are old at all. They just seemed to be a large file split up.

Will try the copy command and see how that works out.

Petey


Holy bloody devil, that's old. I'll bet each of those files is also 360k, 720k, 1.2M, or 1.4M in size, apart from the last one. I'm not sure if modern ZIP utilities like WinZIP or 7-Zip will be able to do anything with those files as they currently exist, but if not, you can try the following:
- Copy all the files to a known location (C:\test, for example)
- Open a command line window, and change to that directory
- Enter the command "copy file.z01 + file.z02... + file.z99 > bigfile.zip" (however many .z?? files there are)
- Attempt to open bigfile.zip with windows, winzip, etc.

If that works, great. If not, search out an old DOS program called (I think) "splice". Good luck!
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I'll give this a go. Thanks very much.

Petey


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