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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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.7.1

  • Updated to 7z 19.00
  • Recompiled with Lazarus 2.0
  • Various fixes
  • Drag and drop extraction results in hiding the main form, consistently to behavior from Extraction and Archiving screens
  • Extraction: "Smart new folder" option improves and replaces "Remove redundant directory" option
  • Improved GUI feedback during preliminary steps of archives conversion and "TAR before" procedures
  • Improved GUI feedback running option to delete original sources
  • Improved information shown about running archiving / extraction tasks
  • Extraction from context menu results in a single queue consistently with behavior from Extraction screen, and consistently with archiving from context menu
  • "Extract here (to new folder)" context menu entry now enforces creation of new folder level (disable smart new folder)
  • "Extract here (smart)" context menu entry (new) enforces using smart new folder option


Publisher PeaZip
Publisher web site
Release Date March 17, 2019
Date Added March 18, 2019
Version 6.7.1


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 6.73MB
File Name peazip-6.7.1.WINDOWS.exe


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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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