PeaZip is a free file archiver utility. The application provides an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX.
Create: 7Z, ARC, Brotli, BZip, GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP, Zstandard files and more
Open and extract 200+ file types: ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX and more
Features of PeaZip includes extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, edit existing archives, create self-extracting archives (sfx), split files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, export task definition as command line script.
PeaZip 7.4.0 introduces GUI refresh and improves working with 7Z, ARC, RAR, and ZIPX archive types.
It is now possible to use new fast compression algorithms in 7Z format: Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard are now available, providing faster-than-Deflate compression with better speed-to-compression-ratio efficiency.
RAR archives are now fully read-write supported from PeaZip if Rar.exe is featured in the system: it is possible to update, edit, rename, and delete files in existing RAR archives, and more RAR-specific options are supported (set comment, lock archive, header encryption, set recovery records percentage).
ZIPX archives can now be edited, and it is possible to optionally use .zipx extension when creating non-Deflate compressed .zip archives.
It is now possible to repair ARC and RAR files, and even to attempt recovery if the archive cannot be opened for browsing.
(Windows) Tino Reichardt (mcmilk) codecs for .7z format v1.4.5r2
Various fixes; Online resources pointing to new web space on GitHub
Added shortcuts to set archiving/conversion and extraction options, from context menu and from Options > Archive manager screen
Added button to change case on the fly for checksum/hash (when encoded hex or lsbhex)
GUI refresh: added main menu shortcuts to toggle most common browser's layout options: side bar, tool bar, tab browser bar; modified aspect of address bar and tab bars
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added support for Tino Reichardt (mcmilk) codecs for .7z format 7Z archives can now be created using also Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard compression algorithms in addition to traditional ones
7Z archives created using those extra algorithms can be extracted by PeaZip or Reichardt's 7-Zip fork, cannot be extracted by plain 7-Zip or p7zip without using Reichardt's codecs
Compression presets 11 and 12 changed from tar.br and tar.zst to 7z format with Brotli and Zstd compression respectively
Added options to add recovery records and repair archive, from "Test" dropdown in tool bar and in "More" group in context menu
(Windows) Improved creation support using Rar.exe, if featured in the system, introduced as prototype in previous release
Other than in WinRar's application path Rar.exe is now searched also in PeaZip's directory, in case user wants to copy the exe here for portability: it is sufficient to copy Rar.exe from WinRar's path to PeaZip or PeaZip Portable application's path, or in said path into res\ folder, or in a subfolder named res\rar or res\unrar: any of those locations is supported
Add to separate archives and Archive to original path options enabled for RAR backend
New RAR-specific options supported: RAR archive header encryption is now possible; RAR archives can be locked; Can now set recovery records percentage; Can now set archive time to: current system time, original archive time, most recent item in archive
It is now possible to save RAR compression settings in custom compression settings profiles
RAR compression preset is now available, it is shown only if Rar.exe is detected It is now possible to update, edit, rename, and delete files in existing RAR archives Application title will now display if archive is RAR4 or RAR5, and if it is locked Added options to lock archive, add comment, add recovery records, repair archive, from "Test" button dropdown in tool bar and in "More" group in context menu
.zipx archives are now write supported and can now be edited (add, delete, rename items in existing archives)
It is now possible to optionally to switch to .zipx extension if a method different than Deflate/Deflate64 is set for zip compression, accordingly to WinZip's definition of zipx format
Please note that are currently supported, for reading and writing, following compression methods defined in zipx standard: Bzip2, LZMA, LZMA2, PPMd; currently WavPack, JPEG and MP3 preprocessors are unsupported (both for reading and writing) unless proper codecs are separately installed (cannot be added to PeaZip packages due closed source nature of those codecs)
For RAR and ARC files, archive repair function is available in PeaZip's file manager also before opening the archive, in case the specific damage does not allow to successfully browse the archive