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.
#2.7 line is focused to a major GUI update, featuring a clearer taskbar, and compression and extraction stages with a simpler, task oriented interface, whithout losing the flexibility of composing job's layout from multiple sources and ability to toggle between browser and job definition mode as in previous versions of the program.
#In PeaZip 2.7 it is possible to save/restore layouts also for extraction jobs (not only for compression), simplifying saving and restoring previously definited backup or restore tasks, and to compress files/folders into individual archives from archive creation interface; it is also possible (optionally) to open automatically the output path after extraction/compression operations, like some other archivers does.
#FreeArc backend is updated with new 0.51 version, allowing creation of self-extracting ARC archives, and 7z backend is updated to 9.07.
#PAQ, LPAQ and ZPAQ are supported for archiving and extraction; ZPAQ support is still partial, allowing only saving and restoring to original full paths (recommended for backup/restore only, rather than for general purpose archiving tasks).
#On Linux, .desktop files (KDE) and Nautilus scripts (Gnome; needs to be manually copied in script's folder) were updated to use the new extraction dialog.
#Windows installer was updated to create context menu's extraction entries only for archive types, and to restore association of ZIP files with Compressed Folder utility when PeaZip is uninstalled.
#A total of 95 file extensions are supported.