Total Size of Requested Files (GB) is Too Large For Zip-on-The-Fly

How to Solve the “Total Size of Requested Files is Too Large for Zip-on-the-Fly” Issue

When downloading large files from an archive or, you may encounter an error message stating, “total size of requested files (437 GB) is too large for zip-on-the-fly.” This guide will walk you through several methods to resolve this issue.

1. Use an Alternative Download Method

a. Direct Download

Instead of downloading the entire archive in one go, try downloading individual files or smaller batches. This approach can help manage the size limit imposed by the server.

b. Download Managers

Using a download manager can help you manage and resume downloads, especially for large files. Some popular download managers include:

These tools can split downloads into smaller parts and handle large files more efficiently.

2. Utilize Command-Line Tools

a. Wget

Wget is a command-line tool that allows you to download files from the web. It can handle large files and interrupted downloads. To install Wget, use the following commands:

  • Windows:
  • macOS: brew install wget
  • Linux: sudo apt-get install wget

Once installed, use the following command to download your files:

codewget -c -r -np -nH --cut-dirs=1 -R "index.html*" [URL]

b. Curl

Curl is another command-line tool for transferring data. It is pre-installed on most Unix-based systems. Use the following command to download files:

codecurl -O [URL]

3. Split the Archive into Smaller Parts

If the archive allows, you can split the large file into smaller parts. This can be done using various tools depending on your operating system:

a. 7-Zip (Windows)

  1. Download and install 7-Zip.
  2. Right-click on the file you want to split.
  3. Select 7-Zip -> Add to archive...
  4. In the Split to volumes, bytes field, enter the desired file size (e.g., 4G for 4 GB).
  5. Click OK to split the file.

b. Split (Linux/macOS)

Use the split command to divide the file into smaller parts:

 codesplit -b 4G [large-file] [output-prefix]