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.
Updated to 7z 18.05.
Patches CVE-2018-10115 vulnerability.
Patches bug on some Windows 10 versions working incorrectly with Large memory pages.
Added new fast function for hinting possible duplicates.
Possible duplicates shows exactly same size, and same CRC32 calculated on sample(s) of file's data.
For files up to 64 KB data it is sampled a 32 KB region at the beginning of the file.
For files larger than 64 KB a second 32KB region is sampled after the half of the file.
Added option to reset search history in search menu.
Various fixes and improvements.
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
New option "Try to edit non explicitly supported file types" in Options > Settings > Archive manager off by default in order to protect from modification files outside known supported extensions if on, allows to try to add/update and remove files form files not usually employed as archives, but structurally based on archive types such as Java jar, MS Office and OOo files, etc.