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PeaZip is a free cross-platform file archiver that provides an unified portable GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX...
Create 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP files
Open and extract over 180 archive types: ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, ZIPX files and more...
Features of PeaZip 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.

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HOW TO...


work with rar tar zipWORK WITH SUPPORTED FILE TYPES

Create, open, extract 7Z files

Open and extract ACE files

Create, open, extract ARC files

Compress, decompress Bzip2 files

Open and extract CAB files

Compress, decompress GZip files

Open and extract DMG, ISO, UDF disk images

PEA: Pack Encrypt Authenticate

Open and extract RAR files

Create, open, extract TAR, TGZ, TBZ files

Create, open, extract WIM disk images

Create, open, and extract ZIP files

Open and extract ZIPX files


what iz 7z rar tar zip formatCOMMON ARCHIVE FORMATS

What is 7Z file type (7-Zip)

What is ACE file type (WinAce)

What is ARC file type (FreeArc)

What is a BZ2 compressed file

What is a MS CAB package file

What is a GZ compressed file

What is DMG, ISO, UDF, WIM file type

PEA file format specifications

What is RAR file type (WinRar)

What is TAR, TGZ, TBZ file type

What is WIM file type

What is ZIP file type

What is ZIPX file type (WinZip)


computing how toTIPS & TRICKS

How to create RAR files?

How to run PeaZip on Mac OSX?

PeaZip command line scripting syntax

Reduce Virtual Machines disk images space occupation

Why PeaZip asks for password?


manage rar filesARCHIVE MANAGER

Comparison of compression algorithms and archive formats

How to add files and folders to a new archive

How to add files to multiple separate archives

How to add/delete files to/from existing archive

How to convert existing archives

How to extract multiple archives at once

How to extract selected content from archive

How to open, list, browse, and search archive file

How to update existing archive

How to improve file compression performances

Lossy and lossless compression definition

Self extracting archives

What is a compressed/archive file?

What is solid compression?


rar zip formatFILE MANAGER

Edit images

Find duplicate files

Optimize compression of graphic files

Split and join file

Verify hash and checksum values

View images


data security informationSECURITY

Antivirus scan compressed files

Archives with multiple passwords

Double file extension meaning

How to backup files and folders?

How to change password for existing archive?

How to encrypt archives?

How to extract encrypted archives?

How to protect files with PeaZip?

How to securely delete files, folders, and free space?

How to securely share files?

Post-quantum computing cryptanalysis


Click on "How to" articles for in-depth mini tutorials about each single frequently asked topic.
Click back or "FAQ" link in navigation bar to return to Frequently Asked Questions' table of contents.

FAQ table of contents is sorted in categories:
  • Supported file formats, about features and history of most common supported archive formats (7Z, ACE, RAR, TAR, ZIP, ZIPX,...), and how to perform supported operations (extraction, creation, editing, encryption...) for each archive type.

  • Archive manager, common questions about file compression / archiving operations and best practices

  • File manager, documentation about PeaZip's file browser and file management features

  • Security, all topics related to data security, such as encryption, secure delete, scanning archives for threats...

  • Tips & tricks, miscellaneous suggestion about PeaZip and possible applications of functions provided by the program


"Quick answers" page in "Software's FAQ" section offers syntetic hints about common topics about program's installation, configuration and usage.

For a comprehensive tutorial, not organized in question-answer form as in "Software's FAQ" section, and online documentation to get further help, you can refer to "Online support" section.


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