How to join .001, .002, … files?
Actually, that`s not the only and main question for this tutorial on How to join .001, .002, … files. Joining .001, .002, … files is quite simple as you will learn in this tutorial.
However, during all the time that I have been joining .001, .002, … files, I once encountered a very annoying and difficult problem when trying to join .001, .002, … files. This tutorial is specially made to help you solve this problem.
As I said, joining .001, .002, … files is pretty easy. This can be done with HJsplit. HJsplit - File Splitter and Merger is a freeware and better than the other applications that can join .001, .002, … files. The link above will show you How to join .001, .002, … files and provide you with a free download link to download the latest version of HJsplit.
With HJsplit, if you need to, for example, join .001, .002, … files of the format: file.pdf.001, file.pdf.002, … it is very easy. The output file will be file.pdf (this can be opened by many programs).
Now, let`s see the problem I encountered when trying to join .001, .002, … files, which were of the format: file.001, file.002, … HJsplit gave the following output: file . The file did not have any extension – that is, it cannot be opened by any application. This is a big problem, especially if you took days to download the file.
Here is what I did to solve this problem:-
I right-clicked on the file.001 and choose the “Open with” option. Then I chose Winrar (actually, Winrar can also join .001, .002, … files). However, I recommend using HJsplit if you are not having this problem. HJsplit is free and you may at times encounter problems when using Winrar.
The Winrar window will open as with a .rar file and you can extract/join the .001, .002, … files into one. Note that only the .001 will be recognized but this is not a problem, it will start joining all files. Of course, all the .001, .002, .003, … files should be in the same folder.
When I did this and it joined, I obtained a folder instead of a file. That was why it had no extension with HJsplt. So, if ever you too have this problem, you know what to do to join the .001, .002, … files.
Now, that I remember, there`s another issue that I must informed you about How to join .001, .002, ... files. Sometimes, you may download files starting with .000, .001, .002, .... files. Winrar and the other programs mentioned here can do the thing.
An alternative way to make it work is to change the .000 file to .001, and the .001 file to .002, and so on. In this way, it will be like joining normal .001, .002, ... files.
I hope that this small additional information will help you.
Actually, it seems that 7zip and WinAce can also join .001, .002, … files but I never tried using them. Still, in my opinion, HJsplit remains the best when you need to join normal .001, .002, … files.
I personally informed the HJsplit team about this issue through email. If they read it, I am sure they will try to do their best to solve this problem with the next HJsplit. Share this post on How to join .001, .002, … files?