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PeaZip

Key Details of PeaZip

  • Open and extract RAR, ACE, ARJ, CAB, DEB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RPM, UDF, ZIPX files
  • Last updated on 05/19/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Linux

Editors' Review

by   / October 24, 2012

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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Editors' Review

by   / October 24, 2012

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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User Reviews
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 170 votes

    • 5 star 101
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 9
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.3

Version 7.3:
  • Improved efficiency of context menu entries, file renaming, and editing files in archive.
  • Improved support to Windows Defender and MBAM to scan files from PeaZip archive/file browser.
  • Updated application and antivirus automatically detected in "Open with" menu.
  • Added support for Microsoft MSIX app package and ESD image formats.

General

Publisher PeaZip
Publisher web site https://www.peazip.org
Release Date May 18, 2020
Date Added May 19, 2020
Version 7.3

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/Server 2016/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 7.99MB
File Name peazip-7.3.0.WINDOWS.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,898,627
Downloads Last Week 197

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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