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PeaZip (32-bit) for Windows

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Key Details of PeaZip (32-bit)

  • Open, extract, and create 200+ archive types: ARC, CAB, ISO, PEA, RAR, TAR, UDF, WIM, ZIPX, ZPAQ, XZ
  • Last updated on 09/22/22
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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 8.8.0
PeaZip 8.8.0 release completes the evolution of the GUI started in previous releases, providing more customization options to better integrate the application in different environments.
GENERAL
Release
September 22, 2022
Latest update
September 22, 2022
Version
8.8.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,905,456
Downloads Last Week
18
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Developer's Description

Open, extract, and create 200+ archive types: ARC, CAB, ISO, PEA, RAR, TAR, UDF, WIM, ZIPX, ZPAQ, XZ.
PeaZip for Windows is a free file archiver utility.The application is based on powerful and solid Open Source technology of 7-Zip for managing mainstream archive formats, and other great Open Source tools (like PAQ, Brotli, Zpaq) for supporting special purpose file formats and features, in order to provide a flexible zip/unzip/unrar utility featuring a comprehensive and user friendly GUI that, unlike most archive managers (i.e. WinZip and WinRar), is natively portable and cross-platform.Create 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP filesOpen and extract over 200 archive types: RAR, ACE, ARJ, CAB, DEB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RPM, UDF, ZIPX files.PeaZip is localized in over than 30 languages and is capable of handling all most popular archive formats, including many encrypted archive standards, supporting a wide array of advanced file and archive management features (search, bookmarks, thumbnail viewer, hashing, find duplicate files, convert archives), especially focused on security (strong encryption, two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion).The distinctive trait of PeaZip is the innovative and easy to use compression/extraction interface, more similar to CD burners interfaces rather than to a classic file compressor. This design makes it extremely simple to check (and update) items set for compression and extraction, integrating a full featured file manager component.Also, tasks created in the GUI can be easily saved and scheduled as batch scripts, in order to automate backup and restore operations, or for fine tuning, or for learning purposes, bridging the gap between the ease of use of GUI applications and power and flexibility of the console.