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PeaZip is a free and open-source file manager and file archiver for Windows, Linux and BSD made by...

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PeaZip is a free and open-source file manager and file archiver for Windows, Linux and BSD made by Giorgio Tani. It supports its native PEA archive format (featuring compression, multi volume split and flexible authenticated encryption and integrity check schemes) and other mainstream formats, with special focus on handling open formats. It supports 188 file extensions (as of version 5.8.0). More Info »

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PeaZip was added by PaneTrez in Apr 2009 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on PeaZip in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on PeaZip or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Good file archiver

Positive Comment by Jbud about PeaZip Nov 2015

As long time user I can say this is one amongst best options for managing compressed files, both for the many compression options and for the excellent support to lots of archive formats for extraction (zip, rar, tar...).
Free of charge and clean from nagware bundle, I also like it comes with plenty file management utilities e.g. secure delete, find duplicates, verify file hash.


As a casual user myself (at least when it comes to archive utilities :P ), I've only encountered the RAR, Zip, and 7z formats in everyday use. Those three are, by far, the most common formats around. You might have to extract an ISO every now and then, and perhaps even a tar.gz archive. All of which are supported by both WinRAR and PeaZip. Unless you're a developer or something, you're not going to be seeing anything else. And if you're a developer, you sure don't need to be following any of my advice.

For most people, the main difference between PeaZip and WinRAR is the fact that one is open-source, with a pretty GUI. And the other one is proprietary, and rather ugly.


By default Winrar toolbar is ugly yes but there are many toolbars skins available on the website + you can tweak the registry to use personal icons for extensions. Winrar still has a use when you need to edit a rar without extracting the files. I didn't find an open-source compression utility which is able to do it for now.



Comment by s0me0ne about PeaZip Jan 2012

Finally found my replacement for my combination of 7zip and Izarc


WinRAR can't extract some archives.
doesn't make a difference wether you're a casual user or not, everybody needs to extract stuff.


It's funny someone would compare Peazip to WinRAR. WinRAR doesn't even support LZMA


Simple enough for my mom, yet based on 7zip and quite technical enough for my uses. Lets you activate file menu items for file splitting, file joining, file shredding, and an easy one to open a cmd prompt in any particular folder you're browsing. Plus its gorgeous looking.. seriously


Is it any good? I thinkI'll give it a try - seems to have a nice GUI.