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PeaZip is a free tool for creating and opening ZIP files quickly and easily. PeaZip can read RAR files, but it cannot write them, the one missing archive format we wish PeaZip could support.

We found PeaZip's interface to be well-designed and user-friendly. Once installed, the right mouse button brings up the traditional Explorer menu with basic PeaZip capabilities added to it. The default settings for most PeaZip operations will be adequate for most users. In addition to invoking the menu, you can also drag files over the PeaZip desktop icon to archive them, or drag an archive over the icon to uncompress it. Options can be selected to do pretty much any task you'd want to perform with an archiving utility, including adding encryption and optimizing compression formulae.

In operation PeaZip was not noticeably faster or slower than the latest WinZIP version, but PeaZip is free and easier to use for non-hardcore users that don't work with RAR files. Like many Windows users, we have several compression tools installed, and we found we kept returning to PeaZip for its simplicity and common sense defaults. A useful addition to any Windows system.

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1 stars

"another hidden surprize"

October 16, 2012  |  By DANNY101

 |  Version: PeaZip 4.7.2


Did not get to the install function-see Cons


Not until the program was downloaded do you get a forced malware choice. Malware because it is an Unwanted or asked for program. After the download and just prior to Installing you have to:
1)Under Recommended: Take the Avast Homepage that says it must be maintained
2) Take the Avast Search function and
3) Take the Avast Tool Bar

Under Custom option- Take one or more of the 3.
Otherwise - No PeaZip.
I backed out and did a Restore to remove it, but alas- In "hidden files" PeaZip made many entries that will stay-Unless one knows how to erase entries without possibly affecting other programs.
Cnet- Why is this not disclosed?? After the restore, Malwarebytes was corrupted, so it had to be uninstalled-I chose Cnet's "Older Versions". But ALL of those earlier options were False! Those downloads are Actually a link to the newest one! Folks- Look closely at the download name & Ver.#. You may not get what you request. These problems are not unique to these two downloads.

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5 stars

"It's All you'll Ever Need for File Extraction"

October 15, 2012  |  By Jazzandall

 |  Version: PeaZip 4.7.2


-Portable version available to those that don't feel the need to install the program.
-Reliable, I've never had to worry about file extraction.
-It's free, and always will be since its Open Source.
-I've always loved that right click option that allows you to extract all now, right in the same folder. Makes the job quick and easy.


I've personally had no problems with the program, it does everything I expect it to do.

BTW, don't bother with spazzytalks' review... You can EASILY change what types of files a program affects in the control panel, or: Right click on the file -> Properties -> Opens with(Click the Change Button) and select the program that you want windows to use for that file type. I hope that helps those that had that problem!

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2 stars

"Too Invasive"

October 04, 2012  |  By spazzychalk

 |  Version: PeaZip 4.7.2


does the zop


Windows are much larger than needed and often pop up when unnecessary. The final straw for me what the way it took over how my system opens files. Using [cntrl] to highlight multiple files I wish to open, hitting enter opens a peazip dialog box for creating a compressed file rather than allowing the files to open in their native program.


better options are out there

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.7.2
Version 4.7.2 adds support to ZPAQ 4.04, introduces various fixes and UI improvements
Publisher PeaZip
Publisher web site http://www.peazip.org
Release Date September 18, 2012
Date Added September 20, 2012
Version 4.7.2
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 6.37MB
File Name peazip-5.7.1.WINDOWS.exe
Total Downloads 1,513,460
Downloads Last Week 9,437
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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