|Linux / BSD
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 task definition as script.
How to Zip, Unzip, extract
open Tar format | FAQ
Add/remove files to
Create, open extract 7-Zip's 7Z files
Open and extract ACE files
Compress and extract BZip2 files
Open and extract CAB files
Open and extract DMG, ISO, UDF disk images
Compress and extract GZip files
PEA file format | PEA utility
and extract RAR files
Create, open and extract
TAR / TGZ / TBZ files
Create, open extract ZIP files
Open and extract ZIPX files
FAQ | Archive
management, general topics
FAQ | File management, platform-specific
FAQ | Security, tips and tricks, quick
language and settings
definition as scrip, save task log
Console and graphic modes
ACE, CAB, *PAQ, RAR, TAR, ZIP files...
application's language and settings
From Options >
Localization you can select the
application's language, PeaZip will display language files in
You can download additional localizations from "PeaZip resources" group
on SourceForge, and manually copy them in peazipfolder\res\lang\ path.
New translations are made available for users as soon as they are
provided, and then will be packaged with future releases of the program
for ease of use.
From Options >
in main menu you can deeply customize the applications behaviour; see
program's online help file for more
detailed description of available options, like turning on/off
messages, choosing a default archive format, etc...
Hint: the reset
allows to restore default settings; it does not reset bookmarks and
custom editors which have
Setting files can be
reached clicking on the link on the bottom left of
the Settings panel, which represents the configuration's path.
files forces PeaZip to rebuild configuration
based on hardcoded defaults; conversely, you can save backup copies of
the configuration files to keep desired settings.
some concepts to improve the way archiving-related tasks are handled,
bridging the gap between GUI and command line based software.
- Save archive layout:
archive layout is
list of object scheduled to be archived or extracted.
When creating a new archive or when extracting existing archives, files
and folders can be added to the archiving or extraction layout which is
visible on the bottom of the first tab of archiving and extraction
interfaces. Layout can be saved (and edited as a text
file), a saved layout can be added to the
current archiving or extraction layout and PeaZip will take care to
verify if entries
are duplicate and if they accessible. Layouts make easier to define,
handle, maintain and edit with external tools the lists of object to be
archived or extracted (i.e., for backup or restore purpouse).
- Save task definition
as script: most of the tasks possible to do with PeaZip
exported as a command line in a text file, using Save task definition
buttons in Console tab, both
in archiving/conversion and in extraction interface (or button in task's
window). From the console tab the task can be modified and tested.
Advanced users can use those saved scripts (main menu Tools > Saved task definition scripts points
to the default PeaZip's script directory) to speed up
building scripts, or for learning purpose about the underlying
executables, or for fine-tuning the
task bejond the GUI's capabilities.
- Schedule task definition script:
Schedule tab in archive/conversion and extraction interfaces is
intended as a quick way to schedule a task (i.e. to automate backup or
restore) in system's Task scheduler (Windows Vista and newer systems).
- Save task log
Each task launched
by PeaZip run in a separate
PeaLauncher instance. If a task ends in error, or test and list tasks,
the task's window is kept open to let the user inspect and the task log
it generated, and the command behind the job.
PeaZip remembers last used compression levels and compression algorithm
for each format; custom options (where applicable), like passes,
dictionary size etc are remembered only for the current session or
until the compression format is changed.
All those settings can be reset to default using the reset button on
Console and graphic
PeaZip can also be set to
always keep open the job's window to always let the user inspect the
job log in Options > Settings > General (1) tab
In the same tab tab
it is possible to set
how those applications are presented to the users (binarie user
interface) chosing between 3 alternative modes:
to stop and undo tasks
- Console mode
launch applications with their
console interface, allowing the user to spare resources and to see the
native text-based progress indicator for each application, which
generally is more reliable and detailed than the graphical one.
- Graphic mode
(default) wraps the job in a graphical
presentation making easier to read and save job log and job definition,
to change underlying process priority, to pause or stop the job and to
open the output path in a click. Optionally at job completion the
window can auto close itself or shut down the system. This is the
default mode for most job types.
- Graphic + console
mode allows to get the best
two modes, with a GUI to control the job and a console window to have a
real-time log of ongoing activity.
You can use "Stop" button in the graphic wrapper to stop the underlying
job's process; partial outcome of the task will not be automatically
deleted and will remain available for inspection, as well the job log.
Manage .7Z, .ACE, .ARC, .CAB, .PAQ, .RAR,
.TAR, .ZIP, .ZIPX files...
more than 150 file
extensions, only most common ones
are associated by the installer to the application, but all supported
file types can be opened from PeaZip's file browser.
Some file types are minor variations of most common archive formats
(i.e. APK, JAR, PAK and many more are basically ZIP archives) and
generally can be opened, even when not explicitly supported by PeaZip,
modifying the file extension.
Anyway, in those cases, additional standards may be mandatory
implemented by the format (i.e. resource's naming conventions,
checksums etc), so if you modify a file opened in that way be sure to
know the specific file format standard.
PeaZip uses Open Source components from 7-Zip/p7zip, FreeArc, and other
state of art Open Source software to offer the same GUI frontend to
browse, test and extract 7z and ZIP archives under Linux and Windows as
PeaZip for Linux/BSD is desktop-neutral so it can be used either under
Gnome or KDE desktop environment, or also other desktop managers.
System integration mechanisms relies on FreeDesktop standards and
requires a compliant environment, such Gnome and KDE, but basic
archiving operations are not affected.
For most archive formats,
to extract one or
more files you can alternatively:
To enter password in PeaZip
click in the locker icon in the status bar
(in the file/archive browser) or the locker icon below output address
field in extraction (decryption)
and archiving (encryption) interfaces,
or click Tools > Enter
password / keyfile in main menu, or press F9.
- Use context menu entry "Extract here" or
here (to new folder)"
- Use context menu entry "Extract..." to be asked
output path and other options
- Open the archive in
in PeaZip and use
"Extract" button (you can chose output path, enter password and other
options before confirming with "Ok") to extract selected object, or
Extract > Extract all in application's context menu to extract all
- Open the archive in
and drag desired objects from the application to the system (the
opposite can be used to add objects to the archive)
- Open the archive in
doubleclick on an archived file to preview it
Using a Keyfile is optional,
leave it blank if you don't want to rely on two
factor authentication - use of keyfile increases security over password
only encryption since also having access to the keyfile will be
required to perform the extraction, hampering dictionary and social
engineering attacks for password guessing shortcuts.
PeaZip features an encrypted password
manager (Tools > Password manager from main menu) to securely
manage user's passwords.