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.
Added experimental privacy_mode directive (at current state can be changed only from configuration file, or hardcoded at compile time) meant to help users not forgetting to provide a password when working on sensitive data.
0 default, no password request.
1 application asks for password when stars, skippable.
2 application asks for password when starts, not skippable (password or keyfile must be provided).
Rightclicking on file manager's column header shows context menu for:
Applying on the fly checksum/hash, search for duplicates, and set algorithm for those two functions.
Save GUI content as tab-separated TXT file.
Clicking the style icon on the right of the status bar shows menu of presets for file manager.
Style icon now changes reflecting the style applied to the file manager.
New "Navigation bar" entry in status bar menu show/hide side navigation bar.
(Windows) Drag and drop information floyout changes alpha blending level when a valid drop target is detected.
Some keyboard shortcuts were updated:
Shift+Ctrl+N create new folder.
Ctrl+N extract to new folder.
Shift+Del quick delete (do not sent to recycle bin).
Ctrl+Del secure delete.
Various improvements in archive browsing.
Various improvements of UI usability with custom system colors.
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
During archive update only relevant options are shown, allowing to set password and to change action (add, update, freshen, sync).
Improved Windows installer and re-configuration wizard.
Added system's context menu hotkeys for most used entries:
A add to archive (with options).
7 directly add to new 7Z archive.
Z directly add to new ZIP archive.
O attempt to open any file as archive.
B browse path with PeaZip.
E extract (with options).
H directly extract here.
N directly extract here to new folder.