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PeaZip (64 bit)

CNET Editors' review

Windows sometimes encounters an unusual or compressed file it can't open, though its offer to search for the correct program has been known to provoke groans. The antacid to this heartburn is a good third-party file-management utility, one that can decompress a wide variety of zipped files as well as copy, split, join, compare, verify, and delete files. Extras like secure password and key file creation, strong encryption, and hash and checksum generators would be welcome in such a tool. We'd like it to run in 64-bit editions of Windows and integrate with Explorer's right-click menus. Last but hardly least, it should be open-source freeware. Few tools can notch most of these benchmarks (wait--add benchmarking to the list) but we looked at one that fits all of the above: PeaZip (64-bit).

Installing PeaZip gives users the opportunity to associate it by default with a variety of file types, including not just most compressed file types but also formats used by other popular utilities such as 7-Zip; Office and OpenOffice files; Linux, Mac, NSIS, and Java files; and custom types. The PeaZip version we tested, Version 3.7, supports a total of 118 predefined file types. Like similar tools, PeaZip's context-menu integration means users simply need to right-click a file and select the PeaZip menu to access the program's tools. However, PeaZip does things a bit differently: instead of a simple menu listing functions, PeaZip opens a tabbed console that let us choose everything from format and volume options to advanced filtering; compression methods and levels; archive functions and threading; and even two encryption algorithms, 256-bit AES and ZipCrypto for legacy support. The Tools menu accesses the password/key-file features, advanced filters, the benchmarking tool, and Windows' systems tools. We ran the benchmarking tool, which identified our RAM usage, CPU threads, and compression and decompression performance in the tool's Report tab.

Is the best part about PeaZip the quick access from context menus or the way it handles those weird file types without long minutes of fruitless searching? Well, can't we have both?

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All User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This product works great. Unzip with ease."

    November 18, 2013  |   By sjbuckman

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 5.1.1

    Pros

    Unzips all zip files I've tried. Easily unzip to any folder on my computer. Easy to understand and use.

    Cons

    None that I'm aware of but I only use it for unzipping files.

    Summary

    Ease of use for unzipping.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does exactly what it says on the tin!"

    August 13, 2013  |   By ansuk

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 5.0.1

    Pros

    Works on Windows 8
    Simple installation
    Simple interface
    Works with .zip, .rar, .7z and just about everything else

    Cons

    Packaged with other rubbish such as Amazon toolbar etc but you have to understand that they have to make some money from somewhere and including third party software does that. You have the option to NOT install these things though!

    Summary

    Does exactly as advertised and works perfectly on Win8. Very simple and easy to use and even uses nice icons unlike others such as 7zip.
    Don't forget to decline installation of the other bundled rubbish unless you want it!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Would not run - unhandled exception errors"

    August 10, 2013  |   By An Old Fart

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 5.0.1

    Pros

    None - the software would not run, it only created errors.

    Cons

    I tried to install the 64-bit version (running WIN7ultimate 64bit) - seemed to install fine, but when I ran it I got unhandled exception errors that multiplied every time I tried to close the error window.

    Summary

    I can't rate the performance of this software since I was never able to run it successfully.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works perfectly"

    May 29, 2013  |   By rasheed12824

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 4.9.2

    Pros

    - extracts numerous types of compressed files, including RAR, ZIP, 7z & exe
    - super-fast extraction
    - ultra compact compression, esp with the 7z format
    - FREE and open source

    Cons

    Sometimes archives with foreign language filenames may not extract or give an error message. I just rename them in English and they open/extract perfectly.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good file extractor"

    April 22, 2013  |   By GCG1000

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 4.9.1

    Pros

    Good GUI and easy to use

    Cons

    None at this time

    Summary

    Makes a good default file extractor for Windows. Very comprehensive set of file extraction capabilities. It's free.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "SPAM ALERT 2"

    March 23, 2013  |   By Kazeneko

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 4.9

    Pros

    Ummm, no pros at all anymore! >.<
    This used to be a great unzipping app.

    Cons

    Loaded with crap software. And, good luck getting it off of your computer, as it creates literally hundreds of registry keys. Sadly, system restore does not get rid of it, at least under Windows 8.

    To quote an already well written review:
    We just upgraded to the latest version and SURPRISE: The developers have gone over to the dark side. The installer included a search engine called FINDR from conduit.com. and now we have severe problems. We have found every instance of 'conduit' on the hard drive and the registry and it still shows up.
    If you google 'how to remove conduit from your computer', you will get hundreds of hits.

    Read more: PeaZip (64 bit) - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/PeaZip-64-bit/3000-2250_4-75179694.html#ixzz2OQifw2Lo

    Summary

    Avoid this software at all costs! You will likely need to wipe your hard drive to get rid of it, unless some nice programmer takes the time to write a remover app.

    I'm personally going to contact CNET and Sourceforge to try and get this removed or at least listed as it should be, garbage filled software!

    As for now, thankfully, the excellent 7-zip does not contain any garbage within it's installer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "SPAM<---ALERT"

    March 8, 2013  |   By Data_Dude2

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 4.9

    Pros

    We have used this product (32, 64, & standalone) for years in all of our computers and found that the software is #1

    Cons

    We just upgraded to the latest version and SURPRISE: The developers have gone over to the dark side. The installer included a search engine called FINDR from conduit.com. and now we have severe problems. We have found every? instance of 'conduit' on the hard drive and the registry and it still shows up.
    If you google 'how to remove conduit from your computer', you will get hundreds of hits.

    Summary

    We have now removed PeaZip from all of our computers and posted this review on our blog and customer newsletter. We are especially disappointed in CNET & SourceForge for promoting this kind of hoax.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works excellently"

    January 8, 2013  |   By asyouwish

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 4.8

    Pros

    Contains all file-archiving & -compression-feature one might want to use, including file-encryption.

    Cons

    Might contain a spam-installation-link at software-installation, which one can avoid via custom-install. I would prefer rather to pay a &#163; or two.
    File-encryption-strength is excellent, but it would be great, if using its encryption was a bit easier.

    Summary

    I rate it 9 out of 10.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "does what its suppose to do"

    April 26, 2012  |   By tll75

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 4.5

    Pros

    simple. works.

    Cons

    none. all good.

    Summary

    all good. works fine. nothing fancy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good - molto buono - sehr gut"

    January 3, 2012  |   By Maqqaba

    Version: PeaZip (64 bit) 4.3

    Pros

    Very good - molto buono - sehr gut

    Cons

    Very good - molto buono - sehr gut

    Summary

    Very good - molto buono - sehr gut

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