is a free cross-platform file archiver that provides an unified
portable GUI for many Open Source
technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX...
ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA,
QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP files
Open and extract
ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, ZIPX files and more...
includes extract, create and convert multiple
archives at once, create self-extracting archives, split/join files,
strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password
manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes,
export job definition as script.
SUPPORTED FILE FORMATS
> OPEN ISO
supports (read-only) also other disk imaging types, as IMA, IMG,
IMZ, MDF Alcohol 120 image files, virtual machine disk formats like
QCOW2 (QUEMU), VMDK (VMWare), VDI Oracle VirtualBox, and Microsoft
Virtual PC's Virtual Hard Disk VHD.
Apple Disk Image format, commonly used for software and data package
Mac OS X, storing content in Universal Disk Image Format UDIF data
PeaZip supports mounting, browsing and extracting content from dmg disk
Uncompressed sector-based imaging format storing binary digital copy,
sector-by-sector, of an optical disk support, file system agnostic (may
contain in example an ISO 9660 file system, as well as other file
systems), commonly used to save as single archive file a data CD, DVD,
or Blu-Ray disk.
PeaZip supports mounting, browsing and extracting content from iso disk
Universal File Format is
an open standard (ISO 13346, created by Optical Storage Technology
Association) for data storage, developed for overcoming limitations of
older ISO 9660 standard.
PeaZip supports mounting, browsing and extracting content from udf disk
Microsoft Windows Imaging File Format, file-based disk image format,
recently superseding CAB format in software components / updates
distribution on MS Windows platform.
PeaZip fully support wim format both for writing (create, update) and
reading (view, extract).
PeaZip offers full read / write support for Microsoft WIM archives.
The software also provide read only support (view, browse content,
extract from) for many disk image standards, like ISO, UDF, MDF, Apple
DMG packages, IMA/IMG/IMZ images, Microsoft VHD for Virtual PC, QCOW2
(QUEMU virtual disk), VMDK VMWare Virtual Machine Disk, VDI Oracle
VirtualBox Virtual Drive Image.
Please note editing and burning to physical disk such image files
formats is out of the scope of PeaZip, you will need an appropriate
software (i.e. an ISO disk image authoring) tool to create or update
read-supported image formats.
You may be also interested in: how to reduce size of
virtual machines with PeaZip.
As alternative, 7-Zip (on MS Windows systems) and p7zip (on Linux/BSD),
both free and Open Source tools, are recommended for working with those
disk image file
Create WIM image file
Use one of the following procedures to add
folders to a new or
into an existing image file (select WIM from archive format picker in
output options are)
Update existing WIM archive
To update existing archive,
adding files and folders, proceed as shown above for archive creation,
but select an existing
archive as output and chose add (always
replace files in archive) or update (overwrite
only older files in archive) "archive function" in
Easiest way to edit an existing archive is opening it in PeaZip and
dragging files/folders to it, which will automatically activate update
mode - can be changed into add mode in advanced tab.
To remove (delete) data from
the archive, select items and press cancel or "Delete from archive"
button. Deleted items will not be recoverable from recycle bin.
Entries in the context menu on the right of delete button allows to
delete the entire archive in different supported ways (recycle, quick
delete, overwrite with zeroes, secure
delete shredding data to make the archive not recoverable)
Convert image files
procedure using Convert button
extracts any read supported format (including iso, udf, dmg, vmdk, vdi,
wim...) and then re-pack it into any write-supported
format (7z, arc, pea, tar, wim, zip...), optionally keeping or
This makes possible to convert each individual input archives in the
new format, or consolidating
all input items into a single output archive of the selected new format.
Open and extract image files (ISO,
UDF, VMDK, WMI...)
Use one of the procedures described below to
(browse and search
inside the archive) and/or extract content from a disk image / virtual
machine disk file
From the system
disk image's content, open it in
PeaZip with double click (if file extension is associated with the
application), or using system context menu "Open as archive" entry,
will attempt to read any user provided file type regardless file type
associations - this option is also available in PeaZip's context menu
Use context menu entry "Extract..."
extraction screen GUI where to set
output path and other options
Select one or more archives and use
entry Extract here or Extract
here (to new folder) for quick extraction with no further
Extract button shows full featured
extraction screen providing access to all options (password, set output
path, open output path after extraction, keep or delete original
archives, etc) and can send to extraction selected items only
Extract all to... button activate a
simplified dialog only asking for output path
Simply drag & drop desired objects
application to the system (easiest way)
Doubleclick on a file inside the disk
mode, i.e. to inspect its content before considering the need for real
Manage encrypted image files
In case the image file is password
protected, you can add a password
clicking on locker icon when viewing the archive, or in extraction
|ISO files, read more
External online resources: DMG
Apple Disk Image, ISO, UDF
Universal File Format entruies on Wikipedia, WIM
Windows Imaging File Format on Microsft Technet.
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