Getting Started

imgGSplit is the main application that splits files and creates Self-Uniting Executable files. If you would like to join pieces together if no Self-Uniting program is available, you have to use the another shipped program named GUnite.

img To navigate through the different options, use the navigation links on the left side of the window. Options are grouped in three categories: General, Pieces and Self-Uniting.

GSplit screen

img When you start GSplit, you do not need to navigate through all the options in order to split a file. Default options are automatically configured by the program at startup or when you select a file.

Actually, you just need to select the file you wish to split, indicate where its pieces have to be copied to, and finally, choose the type of pieces you want - generally blocked i.e. with a specific size.


Please keep in mind that GSplit is a generic file splitter: the piece files it creates are generally not meant to be used. For example, if you split a multimedia file (AVI, MP3, WMV, RM, OGG, MPG, MP4, FLV, etc...), the resulting piece files cannot be played! If you want to play your media file again, you first need to join the pieces back together using the Self-Uniting program or GUnite. The reason is simple: piece files do not contain the headers required by the media player so they are not recognized. GSplit is currently unable to add these headers because this would require handling a lot of different media formats.

img Note that GSplit has multilanguage support: you can have it translated into your own language, provided that the language file is available.


Be sure to check out the video tutorials available online at They show GSplit at work, with text balloons explaining what is going on.

img The following topics tell you how to get started with file splitting: