PeaZip is a free file archiver utility. The application provides an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX.
Create: 7Z, ARC, Brotli, BZip, GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP, Zstandard files and more
Open and extract 200+ file types: ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX and more
Features of PeaZip includes extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, edit existing archives, create self-extracting archives (sfx), split files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, export task definition as command line script.
PeaZip 7.5 introduces new icons to better distinguish main archive types, and brings several improvements for archive management.
New features: extract everything in the archive (or in current path, or search filter) to correctly preview special file types (i.e. executables, html files, multi volume spanned archives), create new folders in existing archives, improved archive test routine, new option to auto close PeaZip after extraction if no browsing took place - useful in example to quickly preview a downloaded file and having the application to auto close right after extraction.
ZIP and 7Z default compression levels are now set to fast and runs over 4x faster than at normal compression level, with minor impact on compression ratio. This is only meant to offer speed/compression trade-off more fit to general purpose use, compression levels and compression presets works as usual, only the initial default is changed.
Create new folder is now also available for 7Z/p7Zip and RAR supported archive types
Improved file renaming routines: added function to cutting file names at specified length; added function to replace / remove non-ASCII characters; all quick rename functions (lowercase, replace string, etc...) are now also available when browsing 7Z/p7zip and RAR supported archive types
Updated icons in embedded theme and added icons to distinguish common archive types; updated Ten theme
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added "Extract everything for special file types" (to 7Z-supported archive types) to optionally extract the entire archive (or current path) to preview special filetypes which usually needs external data to properly run, in example .html, .bat, and .exe files.
From Options > Settings > Archive manager, Extract group is possible to customize "Extract everything for..." behavior
Never use special preview, Ask, Always (default)
Extract entire archive (default) or Extract displayed items only (items in current path, or matching search filters) which can be faster than extracting the entire archive
Archive timestamp preservation directive is now also applied to rename and delete operations (previously only for add / update)
Options > Settings > Archive manager, Extract group: added option to auto close PeaZip after extraction if no browsing actions took place (default off), useful in example if a downloaded file was opened for quick inspection before extraction
Options > Settings > General (Windows): added options for locking or hiding target window during drag and drop operations, by default target window is hidden and locked while the operation is running
Out of the box default compression levels are set to fast for ZIP and 7Z formats: compared to previous ZIP normal default, ZIP fast is over 400% faster providing 2% worse compression ratio, and 7Z fast is 25% faster providing 3% better compression ratio; compared to previous 7Z normal default, 7Z fast is 500% faster providing 5% worse compression ratio
Compression levels and compression presets works as usual, the new settings are meant only to provide novice users better performance balance for general purpose tasks
Modified existing preset scripts: 10 from faster zip to fast zip; 12 (Linux) from .tar.zst to .7z using Zstandard compression (which requires single pass)
Test mode always show details about single files in archive
WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
(Windows XP) additional 7z codecs introduced in 7.4 line, incompatible with Windows XP, are deactivated when installed on XP machines, consequently the error messages are no longer triggered when using 7z backend