PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager. It's freeware and free of charge for any use.
PeaZip can extract most of archive formats both from Windows and Unix worlds, ranging from mainstream 7Z, RAR, TAR and ZIP to experimental ones like PAQ/LPAQ family, currently the most powerful compressor available.
PeaZip has secure deletion feature, can verify file checksum and hash, and supports multiple strong encryption standards, optionally using two factor authentication (password and keyfile) for increased security:
- 7Z's AES256 encryption
- ZIP WinZip's AE encryption based on AES256 (and ZipCrypto for legacy compatibility); can decrypt PKZip's AES encryption
- FreeARC's ARC: AES256, Blowfish, Twofish256 and Serpent256 - this format is also capable to generate recovery records to protect data against corruption
- PEA: AES256 EAX authenticated encryption
For archive creation, PeaZip supports a wide range of compression and encryption standards, from the fastest to the most powerful ones. It also allows you to export job definition as scripts to bridge the gap between GUI and console apps, and lets you pick the best of both worlds.
# 87 file extensions supported
# (Windows) 7z backend updated to 9.04
* added LZMA2 compression in 7z format
* read .XZ files
* read .VHD files (Microsoft Virtual PC disk images)
# it is now possible to define a custom desktop folder in Settings
* (Linux) this change fixed possible access violation message at the first
run of the application, while the application attempts to open a system
dialog to set desktop folder (only on non-English installations, on
distributions not using "Desktop" name for desktop folder)
# removed deletion functions from archive layout interface, del remapped to
remove item from layout
# various fixes
* fixed a bug in dragging items to bookmarks (bookmarks bar was raised even
if it was hidden)
* now size of multipart archive is reported correctly in PeaLauncher
* fixed password input using extract here from context menu
* (Linux, Qt) moved libqt4intf.so in PeaZip's path (as in portable version)
and created links into /usr/lib, /usr/lib32 and /usr/local/lib
* some fixes for Windows 9x systems; please note that some of the backend
application may not run properly on Windows 9x, and the frontend too may
behave unexpectedly on some configurations since it is not possible to test
it on many different 9x machines.