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Question: I split a file a while ago. I don’t have a copy of the program used and I can’t remember what it was. All I know is that it split the 2 files into segments ending in “.1” and “.2”. Is there a program out there that will universally rejoin files? Or do I have to keep hunting ’til I find the program that I used?
The term for what you’re attempting to do is called “concatenation” – basically splicing two files together to create a single file.
And the tool’s already on your machine.
The copy command in Windows will do it.
In a command shell:
copy file1 /b + file2 /b file3
Will join file1 and file2 to create file 3. The “/b” indicates that Copy should treat the file as binary rather than text.