File Joiner Help

Installation

Installation is done as for every portable application, extract downloaded archive into folder on your hard drive and run "fjoiner.exe" when you want to start File Joiner. Because File Joiner is portable, you can of course run this app even from your floppy disk, CD-ROM drive, USB flash drive, flash card...

Program is packed in rar archive which can be unpacked by using:

License

By proceeding to download or install File Joiner, you are deemed to agree to be bound by the terms of this License.

How to use File Joiner?

How to join .001 files with File Joiner

What keyboard shortcuts are there in File Joiner?

Key(s) Action
+/-move items in list, up/down
Bbrowse for location
Jjoin
Ssort
Ctrl + Aselect all items in list
Deldelete selected items in list
Shift + Deldelete all items in list
Ctrl + Ttoggle always on top

Options

Always on top

Always on top is the feature that allows File Joiner window to stay on top of all other windows even when it does not have focus. Useful when dragging files from Windows Explorer to File Joiner.

Associate with .001 files (not portable)

Integrates into Windows Explorer so you can open files with extension .001 by just double-clicking a file. And if you have setup auto loading parts, File Joiner will load all other parts as well.

Disable hash

This option disables calculation of CRC32 and MD5 hash values and hides hash fields on File Joiner window. Calculating hash slows down joining process significantly so you should disable hash if you don't need it.

Remove all items from list after join

This option removes all items from the list after successful join.

Settings

Test for missing parts on load

Purpose of this "test" is to see if any part is missing and warn user about it. It's very important to have all parts present because otherwise you would end up with broken output file.

File Joiner Missing parts warning
File Joiner: Missing parts warning

NOTE: This test is only triggered if first file in the list has extension .001

Test parts size consistency on load

This test validates two things, first that all parts except last one have exactly the same file size and that last part has smaller file size than all other parts. Both of those cases usually mean that some parts are corrupted, but, that is not necessarily always the case and you should use your judgment to decide if you wish to continue with join operation.

File Joiner Parts have different sizes warning
File Joiner: Parts have different sizes warning

NOTE: This test is only triggered if first file in the list has extension .001

Test for missing parts

Same test as "Test for missing parts on load", only difference is that this test is done upon starting Join operation.

File Joiner Missing parts warning
File Joiner: Missing parts warning

Test parts size consistency

Same test as "Test parts size consistency on load", only difference is that this test is done upon starting Join operation.

File Joiner Parts have different sizes warning
File Joiner: Parts have different sizes warning

Remember window position

Opens File Joiner in the screen position it was when you turned it of.

Use Recycle Bin when deleting parts

File Joiner will delete all parts to Recycle Bin instead of just deleting them directly. This is used when you select option "Delete parts when done" at the bottom of File Joiner window.

Sort by using only last number in file path (faster)

Number sorting extracts only last number from file paths and then sorts files in the list by using those extracted numbers. For example first file in the list is "aa.002" and next one is "bb.001", number sorting will use 001 and 002 to sort this two files and disregard the fact that first file starts with letter "a" and second file starts with "b". Number sorting is the old behavior of File Joiner's sorting and because it is faster it is the preferred way of sorting when dealing with .001 files.

File Joiner Sorting
File Joiner Sort: Number sorting on the left side, full path sorting on the right side

Now you can turn off option "Sort by using only last number in file path" in Options menu to use full path sorting which is useful if you are not using File Joiner to join .001 files. By taking the same example from above full path sort would firstly sort by letter "a", then letter "b". See example on the image above.

Remove all items from list after join

This option removes all items from the list after successful join.

Disable auto load parts

Disables auto loading of parts.

Recurse sub-folders

The recurse sub-folders option specifies that all sub-folders of the specified folder path should be used when adding files. This is used only when using "Add Folder" function.

Default output path

Enables you to choose the default output path.

Append to first file in list (for advanced users only)

Appends all parts to first part in the list, much faster because first part doesn't need to be copied. But you have to be careful that your files are ordered correctly in the list, if you make a mistake with file order there is no undo to revert what you have done and you just messed up first file in the list.

Auto load parts

Auto loading of file parts is done ONLY if list is currently empty and if you open or drag and drop one file with extension .001

Multilanguage support

To select different language, from File Joiner main window go to Language menu and pick a language from the list. File Joiner language is instantly changed to newly selected language.

Thanks to many contributors, File Joiner is available in various languages, list of all supported languages is located on File Joiner download page.
If you want to translate File Joiner in your language, please go to translations page for further instructions.

FAQ

Can File Joiner combine video or audio files?

File Joiner is NOT video or audio editor! File Joiner is generic utility for joining split files, it does not understand file types. If you need something to edit video files then I recommend VirtualDub (also freeware, portable and has 32 and 64bit version).

Why is File Joiner connecting to the internet?

File Joiner has an automatic update checker since version 2.2, update checker runs on app startup. In case you are not comfortable with File Joiner connecting to the internet, you can disable "Check for new version on startup" option.