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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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4 stars

"Great so far, it's free too!"

December 01, 2013  |  By tomysshadow

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1


Love how many extensions it supports, opens RAR files from XP cleanly. Integrates nicely into Win7


Writing RAR would indeed be nice but there are already converters for it anyhow


CNET's rating is fair and this a nice find for someone who needed to open a large RAR file. Thanks PeaZip!

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1 stars

"Version 5.2 has malware"

November 30, 2013  |  By MisterNeutron

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1


None - scrubbed it immediately


Both Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes find malware in the version 5.2 installer, including a password stealer.


Avoid at all costs!

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4 stars

"Designed to zip and unzip files."

October 24, 2013  |  By John PIlge

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1


It works well. Has the added features to email the ziped file and to unpack in a separate folder.


It supports other formats but has limited instructions on how to use that function. The instructions are online.


Very useful for simple unzips.

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5 stars

"PeaZip is fantastic"

October 09, 2013  |  By kylesgranma

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1


Had never heard of this before,but when I could not open an RAR file I went looking. This was suggested. It is fantastic,opens them all and is very easy to use.


I have nothing but good to say about this download


Will tell friends about it,cause it works

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.1
Version 5.1.1 brings various fixes to improve user experience, and updates translations.
Publisher PeaZip
Publisher web site http://www.peazip.org
Release Date October 06, 2013
Date Added October 07, 2013
Version 5.1.1
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 6.4MB
File Name peazip-5.8.0.WINDOWS.exe
Total Downloads 1,584,426
Downloads Last Week 10,539
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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