Archive formats supported for creation
PeaZip provides write support - create new archive, and edit existing
ones - for following archive types
FreeArc's ARC / WRC, BZ2, BCM
/ QUAD / BALZ, GZ, *PAQ family
(ZPAQ, LPAQ, PAQ), PEA, TAR,
- creation of plain
split files .001 (supported by 7-Zip/p7zip, HJSplit, and "split" Unix
- creation of self
extracting archives, based on 7Z
or ARC standards - recipient will not need an extraction utility
- strip + upx
compression for executable files
How to create new archives
folders to a new archive, or
to edit existing archive,
- select files
and folders and use
entry PeaZip > Add to archive to be prompted archive creation
screen, allowing to set archive format, compression settings, output
encryption (password protection), and other options.
- as alternative,
use system context menu
.ZIP or Add to .7Z in order to start archiving without further
PeaZip main application
- select files and folders, and use Add or
button to be prompted archive creation screen
alternative, drag and drop files and/or
folders from the
to an open
In the top part of the application window, PeaZip provides a file
explorer showing list of input files and folders set to be archived (archive layout):
rightclick on it for context menu to further
edit the list, and for showing
other input-related options.
context menu features controls
to add files & folders, drag to application from search results,
open bookmarked/recently visited paths, add bookmarked/recently used
files, load and save layout, and more...
Same menu is replicated clickingon the hamburger icon in the top right
corner of the application's window.
In the lower part of the application, Output control sets output
name and path, and its dropdown menu allows to quickly chose between
system paths, recently used and bookmarked paths.
Padlock icon on the right of
Output sets encryption
password, if supported by the chosen archive format; PeaZip can
create encrypted archives under following standards:
7Z with 7-Zip AES256 encryption
- ZIP with WinZip AES256 AE, and ZipCrypto for legacy
ARC with FreeARC AES256, Blowfish,
PEA with AES256
EAX authenticated encryption
On the left (dropdown menus)
The first dropdown control sets
archive format; by default PeaZip is set to archive to ZIP
format, using optimized
implementation which provides improved compression ratio and keeps
third parts zip files utilities.
Following dropdown controls set compression
level (faster to higher - store option being the fastest but
provides no compression), action (create new or update existing
archive), and span archive in
multiple volumes - useful to meet maximum size requirements, i.e.
for email attachments.
On the right
object to a separate archive option create multiple
separate archives at once, one
for each file or folder in the input list.
Archive to original
overrides Output settings and create output archive(s) in same path of
the input data.
conversion process, extracting existing archives before starting
stage in order to optimize final compression - used with "Add each
object to separate archive" (active by default when "Convert" button is
clicked from PeaZip file browser) it converts single input items to
separate archives of the new format, otherwise consolidate all input
archives to a single output archive in the new format.
Delete files after
archiving send original data to recycle bin (default), quick non
recoverable deletion, or secure deletion.
Open output path
when task completes open the destination with system's default
Send by mail automate
creation of a new mail with output archive attached, if a supported
mail client is installed in the system.
consolidate input in a single TAR
archive before actual compression stage; this option is
automatically activated when applying a pure compression format, as
BZ2, GZ, or XZ, to multiple input files.
Above input layout area, below application's main menu, it is featured
the archiving tab bar.
Advanced tab provides format-specific features - compression passes,
dictionary sizes, alternative algorithms, solid compression
Console and Schedule
tabs can fine tune task definition beyond GUI capabilities, and save /
schedule the task
in the form of command line script