PeaZip Changelog

What's new in PeaZip 9.2.0

April 23, 2023
  • PeaZip 9.2.0 improves the GUI with more customization options for address bar and tab bar, and re-organizes support section, with easier access to online resources, documentation, issue tracker, and to settings relevant to privacy and security.
  • Under the hood the support for editing non-canonical archive types was improved, and it is now possible to try different methods to manage unsupported file types.
  • On Windows, McMilk codecs and sfx modules were updated, to support extra compression methods for .7z format (Brotli, FLZMA2, Lizard, Zstandard...), and on all platforms it is now possible to set an alias for 7z / p7zip backend to easily switch between alternative binaries.

New in PeaZip 9.1.0 (February 26, 2023)

  • Brings a major restyle in application's look & feel and themes, and many usability improvements for the file manager, and archiving / extraction screens.

New in PeaZip 8.9.0 (October 9, 2022)

  • PeaZip 8.9.0 release completes the progress towards the upcoming 9.x line, with many updates both for the UI and under the hood.
  • Amongst the many improvements, a progress bar is now visible when opening archives, and theming engine was updated to make the application easier to integrate with different desktop environments.
  • The archive creation / extraction menu was revamped to make easier to add bookmarked or previously visited files and folders, and a new "Add to separate archives" entry is available in app's context menu.
  • Updated backends: Pea 1.10.

New in PeaZip 8.8.0 (August 20, 2022)

  • PeaZip 8.8.0 release completes the evolution of the GUI started in previous releases, providing more customization options to better integrate the application in different environments.
  • It is now possible to automatically test archives after creation, and to propagate Zone.Identifier stream on Windows when extracting archives.
  • TAR format support was improved, with option to follow pax or gnu standard, and to save owner/group ids and names (on Linux).
  • Updated backends: 7z 22.01, Pea 1.09.

New in PeaZip 8.7.0 (June 26, 2022)

  • PeaZip 8.7.0 release comes with a simpler to use interface with re-organized options, improved file manager, and refreshed themes.
  • Sources package was re-organized for better usability.
  • Updated backends: Pea 1.08, and 7z 22.00.

New in PeaZip 8.6.0 (April 12, 2022)

  • PeaZip 8.6.0 release comes with new themes and improved, easier to customize UI layout.
  • It is now possible to use custom compression pre-sets (either built-in or user defined) from command line and scripts, and to set immediate execution for custom compression pre-sets.
  • Updated backends: Pea 1.07, and (Linux) Zstd 1.5.2.

New in PeaZip 8.5.0 (February 20, 2022)

  • PeaZip 8.5.0 release improves the packages for macOS platform, with macOS-style keyboard shortcuts, integration with macOS context menu, full support to "move to trash" deletion (both from file manager, and after compression / extraction operations), and support for Brotli, Zpaq, and Zstandard backends. macOS system integration is fully scriptable through Automator .workflow scripts, see sample service menus in (peazip)/res/share/batch folder.
  • File manager was improved, and now allows more alternative styles (large list and large details) on Linux.
  • It is now possible to optionally integrate PeaZip in Windows 11 mini-context menu from .reg scripts in (peazip)/res/share/batch folder.
  • This release improves scripting, usage of layouts (files defining advanced inclusion and exclusion filters, and optionally input list), and updates compression settings.

New in PeaZip 8.4.0 (December 15, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 1.05
  • 7z 21.06 (console) used by default on Darwin/macOS, Linux, and Windows
  • p7zip, and szcnick's p7zip (fork of p7zip) syntax is fully supported and can be used as alternative replacing (peazip)/res/bin/7z/7z binary
  • CODE:
  • Fixed issues when temporary work path is set to user's temp
  • (Windows) Fixed unnecessary confirmation message for non existing output directory
  • Fixed smart extraction not able to remove extra level of nesting
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added single and multi core performances benchmark, in main menu Tools > System benchmark (pea)
  • The benchmark performs integer and floating point arithmetic operations
  • Benchmark result unit is arbitrary and only meant to allow comparison between different platforms
  • For reference 2020 MacBook Air M1 score is 100 (single core) and 515 (multi core) for aarm64 build
  • (Darwin/macOS, Linux) File manager columns' menu is available righclicking status bar
  • (Darwin/macOS) Improved file manager
  • Added links to Volumes, Applications, and System/Applications in navigation treeview
  • Added auto-configured custom apps for "Open with" submenu
  • Added macOS-specific funtions in context menu, File Manager > System tools: Launchpad, Activity monitor, System preferences, Disk utility:
  • Open command prompt here function now working
  • PeaUtils launching from PeaZip now working
  • Run function now working
  • Language can now be changed from dropdown menu from General settings tab (main menu, Options > Settings)
  • Previous method allowing to manually select the language file is still available from the link before the dropdown menu
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • New option to not stop sequences of archive test tasks unless an error is encountered
  • From main menu, Options > Settings, Advanced tab set "Stop to inspect report for error, list" instead of default value "Stop to inspect report for error, list, test"
  • With this setting, a successful archive test closes on completion unless an error is foud in the archive and test fails, in which case error message (and full report) is shown to user and needs to be dismissed before continuing with following test in sequence
  • Improved management of temporary work files
  • 7z/p7zip work files during compression are now inside peazip-tmp subpath, if work directory is set to Custom or User's temp

New in PeaZip 8.3.0 (November 14, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Linux) Total max length of command scripts generated by the application can be customized from 32KB to 2MB from Options > Settings > General, Performances
  • Updated to pea 1.04
  • (Linux) szcnick/p7zip regressed from 17.04 to 17.02 due a possible bug handling some zip files:
  • Different versions / branches of p7zip (provided same syntax is employed) can be used simply replacing binaries in (peazip)res/bin/7z path
  • To improve portability of PeaZip to multiple operating systems and architectures, app's folder is now structured as follows:
  • On installable packages res/conf is written to appropriate user specific path, and installers take care to replace /res/bin and /res/share with links to directories placed in appropriate paths depending on the target system
  • Application's root folder contains pea and peazip binaries (and dragdropfiles.dll on Windows), architecture-specific, compiled from src package:
  • /res directory, contains resources divided by type
  • /res/portable (empty) file, marks the package as portable: if missing, the application woks as installable package and rearches for configuration in user's path (depending on the host system)
  • /res/bin directory contains third party architecture specific binaries, should be replaced with binaries for the apporpriate target architecture; on Windows it also contains PeaZip configuration wizard executabòe
  • /res/share directory contains non architecture specific resources such as texts, media, licenses, documentation (license and notes about binaries has been moved here in note subdiorectory), it could be simply copied as is for any PeaZip package on any system
  • /res/conf directory contains user specific configuration files
  • CODE:
  • (Linux) Improved compliance with Open Desktop specifications: configuration is now saved in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/peazip directory; if $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not defined configuration is saved to $HOME/.config/peazip > To import existing configuration simply copy content of $HOME/.PeaZip directory to the new location
  • GitHub: Merged ACTom's "Initial support for MacOS #25"
  • Various fixes:
  • Fixed possible error with progress bar
  • Fixed possible error not asking password opening some encrypted archives, and reduced false positive cases in which it the application suggested to provide a password
  • Fixed error reporting information about multi volume archives
  • Fixed error in file manager selecting files with same characteristics of selected item
  • (Windows) Fixed issue not showing system's file properties dialog in some cases
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Linux) Shortcuts to /media, /run/media, and /mnt (if not empty) are now featured in navigation tree, under filesystem group
  • (Linux) Improved automatically configuring XFCE apps alternatives in "Open with" menu: Mousepad, Midori, Parole, Ristretto
  • (Linux) Fixed theming issues with GTK2
  • Column header's context menu is now accessible alternatively right-clicking the status bar
  • Options > Settings > General, Privacy / Reset group, Working directory is now set to system's temp by default (consistently with most applications of this type)
  • Working directory label can now be clicked to explore path (unless it is set to output, which is variable), in order to make easier for the user to verify if for any reasons there are left orphaned files
  • All PeaZip's temporary work files and dirs are now collected in peazip-tmp subdirectory of work path (unless it is set to output) for same reason of making easier to spot and remove orphaned files
  • All PeaZip's temporary work files and dirs now contains p*tmp string for making easier to find them regardless the tools employed
  • Options > Settings > General, Privacy / Reset group now allows to silently skip deletion of locked temporary work files (default on, consistently with behavior of most applications of this type); temp work files can then be optionally deleted separately:
  • Automatically from Reset link, and if reset fails the folder is opened for soliciting manual deletion (regardless the option to silently skip locked files during normal operations)
  • Manually clicking on Working directory label and using standard system's tools
  • Options > Settings > File manager now allows to set the multiple-byte unit: binary, 1024 (IEC kibibyte), or decimal, 1000 (IEC kilobyte), or none (exact byte size)
  • Options > Settings > File manager now allows to customize the list of preferred algorithms for calculating file checksum and hashes; all preferred algorithms in the list will be performed in a single step when it is required to checksum / hash files.
  • Improved theming:
  • Added Color temperature option, to adapt application to DE using warmer or colder colors
  • Added Highlight tabs option (default on) highlighting rows or columns containing tabs with alternate color
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added Deflate and Deflate64 compression options to 7z format
  • Improved -ext2here, -ext2folder (-alias -ext2smart), and -ext2newfolder functions adding command line options:
  • I ignore delete original archive after extraction settings
  • O output directory in next parameter
  • P password in next parameter
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • (Linux) Improved DEB and RPM installers with better compliance with Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, separating architecture specific and non-architecture specific resources
  • (Windows) Improved installer
  • "Extract here (in new folder)" entry is now featured by default both in context menu and SendTo menu
  • Fixed additional extraction entries not showing up on some cases
  • Installation folder selection screen is now available also running "Configure PeaZip" wizard from the application, for Portable versions this allows to easily integrate with host system

New in PeaZip 8.2.0 (September 12, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Linux) Upodated Brotli to 1.0.9 version
  • (Linux) Added read support (browse / test / extract) to Lzip .lz file type
  • Added support for .apkm, .apks, and .aab packages Android package formats
  • CODE:
  • (Linux) maximum length of CL generated on Linux systems is now increased to 128 K characters in contrast to much more limited 32 K characters allowed on Windows systems
  • About screen now displays information about widget set and CPU architecture of the build for better troubleshooting
  • Improved command line usage
  • New resbatch folder containing sample scripts pointing to main app functions to help portabilize and deploy the application on multiple environments: the directory contains sample .bat scripts (Windows), SendTo menu links (Windows), freedesktop_integration examples (Linux) and will expand in future.
  • Fixed -add27z, -add2zip and related switches: when multiple items are passed the archive is named accordingly the directory name of first item, as in the GUI version of the same action
  • New -ext2here, -ext2folder (alias -ext2smart), -ext2newfolder switches for CL, executing single or multiple tasks as a single sequence of extract here, extract here smart folder, and extract here to new folder respectively
  • Extraction to new folder can now be forced to use smart folder option (-ext2folder, alias -ext2smart) or to not use it (-ext2newfolder)
  • With new extraction functions extraction of multiple items can run in a single instance without stealing the focus each time the next task in sequence is started
  • SendTo links to extraction functions are updated to use those new functions for better handling of queues of multiple tasks, now matching features provided by context menu entries but with advantages of being cross platform, not suffering artificial limitation of input items number, and being much more faster and cpu/memory efficient in receiving input list from system to application
  • Previous version of same switches, not running as a single instance queue, are available with "_" suffix, i.e. -ext2here_; in this way existing scripts does not need to be updated to benefit of new functions, but can be easily adapted to use old version of the switches if preferred
  • Improved generation of more compact command lines from GUI, with better detection of cases of automatic switch to "extract all"
  • Various fixes
  • Fixed breadcrumb for "Open unit as archive" in context menu, File manager > System tools
  • Fixed deselecting "TAR before" and selecting "Add each object to a separate archive" it is now possible to create multiple archive at once for types such as bz2, br, gz, zst
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Linux) Improved system directories shown by default in navigation tree on the left of file manager
  • (Linux) Updated list of apps automatically detected for Open with submenu; apps and scripts can be customized in Options > Settings, Applications tab
  • (Linux) Enabled System tools submenu in context menu > File manager
  • (Windows) Improved and re-organized System tools submenu in context menu > File manger
  • Improved archive browser
  • Added Method column to display compression/encryption method for each single object (this column is enabled by default)
  • Added Created and Accessed timestamps columns in addition to existing Modified timestamp column (those columns are disabled by default)
  • The new columns can be enabled/disabled from columns header's context menu, and from main menu > Organize > Browser > Columns; if enabled, those columns are automatically shown browsing archives and hidden browsing the fileystem
  • Folders in 7z/p7zip archives now show number of contained folders, files, and total uncompressed size (displayed in same column of files' checksums)
  • This feature is limited on basis of the number of items contained in the archive, and can be tuned from "Browser optimization" dropdown menu in Options > Settings, General tab Performances group
  • New Ctrl+Alt+A link to autoadjust file browser columns
  • Themes: added "Presets" link on the right of Application accent color picker, allowing to quickly customize both application and text accent colors accordingly to common color themes of reference Operating Systems e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Windows
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added XZ (Linux, Windows) and Zstd (Linux) as optional algorithms for ZIP/ZIPX compression, from Advanced tab in archiving / conversion screen
  • Improved extraction
  • Added option to skip testing for encryption on extraction, suppressing password requests
  • Improved Interactive extraction option
  • Empty folder is now removed in case of error with Extract to new folder
  • Naming policy dropdown menu is enabled with "Interactive extraction", allowing to resolve issues of conflicting filenames in the same archive
  • New "Keep files" link in extraction progress windows in case of errors "Interactive extraction", allows to preserve extracted files which would be otherwise automatically deleted
  • New "Store all timestamps" option (checked by default) is available in Archiving / Conversion screen
  • If this option is active, created, modified, last access time are saved to archive rather than modified timestamp only; formats supporting this feature are: 7Z, RAR, ZIP
  • Improved raw file spanning, it is now possible to submit multiple separate input files at once to be split to specified size
  • Improved support for .xxxaa spanned files from Unix/Linux split command
  • New option for default behavior at application startup: Extract all here (smart new folder)
  • This option can be set from Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Doubleclicking on an a file of associated type, or clicking Open from context menu on a group of selected files associated with PeaZip, the selected action is performed
  • Available actions: Open (default), Open as archive (force trying to open file as archive), Extract (showing options and confirmation screen), Extract all here, Extract all here (smart new folder)
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • (Windows) SendTo menu entries use new extraction functions, more efficient for handling queues of multiple tasks, and "Extract here (smart new folder)" replaces "Extract here (in new folder)"
  • With this update SendTo functions provides same features provided by context menu entries, but much more faster and efficient and without artificial limitation in terms of number of input items
  • (Linux) Improved Linux installers
  • install the app in /opt/peazip directory (non capitalized)
  • configuration files are saved in .PeaZip directory in user's home as in previous releases
  • link peazip binary in /usr/bin
  • place peazip.desktop file in /usr/share/applications
  • place peazip.png icon in /usr/share/icons, /usr/share/pixmaps for DEB packages
  • optional .desktop files and icons are available in (peazip)/res/batch/freedesktop_integration to provide direct access to specific functions even on DE not supporting Actions
  • (DEB) place machine readable copyright file in /usr/share/doc/peazip
  • (DEB) packages are now named following Debian naming standard; all other packages - Windows, Linux, portable - follows RedHat naming standard

New in PeaZip 8.1.0 (July 24, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 1.02:
  • Improved speed of hex preview function, updated secure delete function
  • Zstd 1.50:
  • (Windows) Tino Reichardt codecs for 7z v1.5.0r1
  • updates codecs to Brotli 1.0.9, FLZMA2 1.0.1, Lizard 1.0, LZ4 1.9.3, LZ5 1.5, Zstandard 1.5.0
  • (Linux) szcnick p7zip 17.04:
  • introduces support for Brotli, Lizard, LZ5
  • updates LZ4 1.9.3 and zstd 1.4.9
  • on Linux systems Brotli and Zstandard presets now points to single step compression in 7z using Brotli or Zstd compression (tar.br and tar.zst presets are still available as alternative)
  • (Windows) added support for system's Extrac32 as alternative CAB extraction engine
  • Extrac32 backend be enabled in Options > Settings, Advanced tab
  • CAB will be still listed/tested using 7z backend, Extrac32 (if enabled) will be used for for extraction operations
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes:
  • Improved performances working with archives containing large number of items (files, folders)
  • on 64K items archive 50% speed increase, -25% RAM usage
  • on 128K items archive 2x speed increase, -25% RAM usage
  • on 256K items archive 4x speed increase, -35% RAM usage
  • improved speed for listing archives, also minor speed improvements for test, archive and extract operations involving a large number of files
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added new user-provided themes: KDE Breeze, Oxygen
  • Improved browsing archives: clicking on root in breadcrumb bar now simply lists root content, while pressing refresh (F5) re-opens the archive, fully re-parsing the content
  • In case of spanned archive, the number of volumes actually found in current path (as required by PeaZip for extraction) is shown in application's title bar and status bar
  • Improved Settings
  • More flexible Browser optimization in General tab, Performances group
  • Reorganized various settings for better readability
  • Updated translations
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added support (as container files) to .whl Python archives and .gem Ruby gem archives
  • Added option to extract all, selected or displayed items to extraction dropdown menu, replicating Extract button context menu
  • Added actions to Test all, selected or displayed items in Test button context menu
  • Improved archive conversion procedure
  • Extraction stage is now shown as a single sequence of tasks, and main screen is hidden to reduce visual clutter
  • If errors are encountered in extraction stage it is reported to user, so conversion can be stopped (to correct errors) or continued if desired
  • Improved extraction command line creation: when all items are selected switch to a more compact command line using filters rather than item's list

New in PeaZip 8.0.0 (June 10, 2021)

  • PeaZip 8.0.0 introduces many under the hood updates, improving how container type files are managed for browsing and conversion, improving use of TAR format, allowing to create scripts requiring interactively typing password, improving search, preview functions, random password generation.
  • GUI was updated with new style menu and icons in status bar to make easier to change look&feel on the fly - i.e. switch from list to viewer mode for previewing images.
  • It is now possible to customize the default action PeaZip will take opening an associated file type - open (as usual) or directly extract it.
  • PEA is updated to 1.01 version, which improves capabilities to run in background and interact with other applications.
  • On Windows systems, makecab.exe can now be easily used from PeaZip, as pre-set available in Advanced tab of custom archive type screen.
  • A total of 218 file extensions can now be managed by PeaZip, with addition of .xappx format, and various Open Packaging Conventions filetypes (.3mf, .vsdx, .mmzx, .aasx, .slx, .scdoc).

New in PeaZip 7.9.0 (April 19, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 1.00
  • Added 512 bit hash functions to PeaUtils menu, also available from Windows context menu (CRC, hash entry): Blake2b, SHA512, SHA3_512, Whirlpool
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved theming: new customizable parameters - beyond standard scaling which follows system's metric - can be set at runtime, and saved into themes, to improve usability for visually impaired users, small / far screens, or touch devices
  • Spacing [small, medium, large] to increase spacing in file manager and row height in tables
  • Zooming [100% to 150%] to enlarge icons and graphic elements
  • (Windows) Quick delete function can now delete files requiring UAC elevation
  • Working directory is now set to by default to: user tmp for preview operations, output for other operations
  • "Extract everything for" preview for special file types now uses working directory (as standard preview mode)
  • "Interactive extraction" now uses working directory; disallowing temporary work files results in disabling interactive extraction, falling back to standard extraction mode
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • (Linux) Improved interactive extraction, which is now set on by default in extraction screen
  • If no naming conflict is detected, the output data is now moved, if possible, rather than copied to the intended destination, which is extremely faster
  • (Windows XP, ReactOS) Fixed handling non supported additional 7Z codecs
  • (Windows) "TAR before" action now correctly asks for UAC elevation if needed
  • Improved support for ZPAQ format
  • Fixed test of ZPAQ format from context menu
  • ZPAQ format extraction, without checking "Absoulte paths", removes extra nesting levels from the output
  • In case multiple revisions are featured, the nesting (which starts from the root of the archive) is preserved
  • Main window is now hidden during list, test, and ctrl+c/ctrl+v extraction operations, in order to reduce visual clutter accordingly with behavior during archive, and extract operations
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • (Linux) Qt5 build available pre-packed as DEB and RPM, alongside portable version not requiring installation

New in PeaZip 7.8.0 (March 21, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • PEA 0.77
  • CODE:
  • (Linux) Alternative Qt5 build is now available as portable package
  • If a setting requires to restart PeaZip (localization, system integration, change work folder) it is told in the hint text for the item
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Drag&drop now allows to drag-extract files directly to other applications, previoulsy it was possible to drag-extract to the system only
  • Righclicking an element on the breadcrumb it is now possible to use context menu functions on it - e.g. display properties, open the path in system's file explorer, open command prompt here, etc
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Interactive extraction option (checked by default on Windows) enables two-step extraction for all archive types supported through 7z/p7zip: content is extracted to a fresh folder and then moved to actual output destination with standard system's calls.
  • When interactive extraction is used, all unneeded levels of directory nesting are removed, and conflicts with existing files are prompted interactively to user.
  • Unchecking the option, it is possible to perform single-step extraction as in previous versions, with policy based directives to resolve naming conflicts without needing user interaction (recommended when creating scripts).
  • It is now possible to set custom extensions for "Extract everything for" in Options > Settings > Archive manager, Extract group
  • It is now possible to replace archive extension with a custom extension from archiving screen, Advanced tab
  • In res/presets/custom directory are provided some pre built compression settings for comic book archive formats which uses the new custom extension feature
  • Priority for archiving and extraction tasks can now be permanently set from Options > Settings > General, Tasks priority
  • (Windows 7+) Global progress is shown in application's icon in taskbar

New in PeaZip 7.7.1 (February 12, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 0.76
  • UPX was removed from Windows packages due the amount of false positives triggered in (low quality) security software; it is possible to add UPX support installing Additional Formats Plugin, or downloading and copying the most up to date UPX executable in resupx subfolder in PeaZip's directory
  • CODE:
  • Command line -ext2simple and -ext2simplefolder can now accept also empty output path (extract to archive's path)
  • -ext2simplefolder as -ext2folder (switch -*folder) apply smart folder policy, while -ext2simple and -ext2here ignores it
  • Updated web search (Ctrl+Alt+F3)
  • Updated Windows installers to work with recent versions of InnoSetup (.exe) and MSIWrapper (.msi)
  • Various fixes
  • CPUAARCH64 now disable Intel ASM to allow build on ARM64 architectures
  • fixed adding multiple .enc suffix
  • fixed various issues with non-English localizations
  • fixed issue with preview for special file types (bat, exe, html) resulting in extraction instead of preview
  • improved handling special characters in password for arc, rar, and pea formats
  • (Linux) improved handling of special characters in filenames
  • (Linux) fixed issues with smart folder option
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • PEA compression and decompression can now be cancelled from the GUI

New in PeaZip 7.7.0 (January 9, 2021)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Linux) Can now optionally use system p7zip, if installed, from Options > Settings, General tab
  • requires p7zip-full (or equivalent package) to be installed in order to have a 7z binary compatible with PeaZip's requirements in terms of syntax and features
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added shortcut Ctrl+W to close window, consistently with conventional use in WinRar and Windows file explorer
  • Improved control over temporary work directory, used when the archive is created or edited, during drag and drop extraction (Windows), and content preview
  • Output: faster as no copy to destination is needed, more secure as no content is unpacked/decrypted outside of the intended destination path
  • Output, preview in user's temp
  • User's temp (as conventionally used by most applications): in case of failure for any reason, user's temp folder is the single place to look for orphaned data and can be safely cleaned
  • None, user's temp if needed: allows exceptions to perform drag and drop extraction and preview using user's temp
  • None: no exceptions allowed, no temporary work data is saved, this does not allow to perform neither drag and drop extraction nor preview, as archive content can't be transparently unpacked and passed to system's drag & drop handler, nor to the associated application
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added read support to .appxbundle format

New in PeaZip 7.6.0 (December 15, 2020)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Winodws, ReactOS) McMilk codecs in 7zCodecs path are now automatically checked at PeaZip startup, in order to disable them (moving in 7zCodecsbk) on systems not capable to run them (as XP or ReactOS), and re-enable them on other systems; this works for both Portable and installable packages without requiring manual intervention
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (in left navigation panel) Archive treeview is now automaticaly updated accordingly to browsing in file manager area
  • This option can be fine tuned in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Various usability improvements
  • Can now set current path as default archiving or extraction path
  • Options > Settings > General, Advanced, and Archive manager tabs reorganized
  • Improved and updated themes, and simplified Theme tab
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Improved handling ZIP files with code pages different than local
  • Can now customize code page for reading/writing filenames in ZIP archives, from Options > Settings, Advanced tab it is possible to set:
  • Local code page, then UTF-8 for sysmbols outside local code page (default)
  • Force UTF-8 for non-ASCII characters
  • Force local code page
  • Use a custom code page: an arbitrary code page can be entered by user (the host machine needs to support the code page to run the tasks, otherwise tasks can be saved as scripts and run on different machines)
  • Text encoding entry is now accessible also from application's file browser context menu, and in Archiving and Extraction screens context menus
  • Within PeaZip file manager it is now possible to use copy/paste shortcuts Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+X) / Ctrl+V to extract items from archives to filesystem
  • If clipboard is set to keep multiple selection operations at once:
  • Copy/paste extraction is possible form multiple archives at once
  • It is also possibile to mix cut/paste and extraction operations
  • Extraction targets the file system, it is not currently possible i.e. to directly paste compressed items from archive A to archive B

New in PeaZip 7.5.0 (November 13, 2020)

  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Create new folder is now also available for 7Z/p7Zip and RAR supported archive types
  • Improved file renaming routines
  • added function to cutting file names at specified lengtt
  • added function to replace / remove non-ASCII characters
  • all quick rename functions (lowercase, replace string, etc...) are now also available when browsing 7Z/p7zip and RAR supported archive types
  • Updated icons in embedded theme and added icons to distinguish common archive types
  • Updated Ten theme
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added "Extract everything for special file types" (to 7Z-supported archive types) to optionally extract the entire archive (or current path) to preview special filetypes which usually needs external data to properly run, in example .html, .bat, and .exe files
  • From Options > Settings > Archive manager, Extract group is possible to customize "Extract everything for..." behavior
  • Never use special preview, Ask, Always (default)
  • Extract entire archive (default) or Extract displayed items only (items in current path, or matching search filters) which can be faster than extracting the entire archive
  • Archive timestamp preservation directive is now also applied to rename and delete operations (previously only for add / update)
  • Options > Settings > Archive manager, Extract group: added option to auto close PeaZip after extraction if no browsing actions took place (default off), useful in example if a downloaded file was opened for quick inspection before extraction
  • Options > Settings > General (Windows): added options for locking or hiding target window during drag and drop operations, by default target window is hidden and locked while the operation is running
  • Out of the box default compression levels are set to fast for ZIP and 7Z formats
  • compared to previous ZIP normal default, ZIP fast is over 400% faster providing 2% worse compression ratio, and 7Z fast is 25% faster providing 3% better compression ratio
  • compared to previous 7Z normal default, 7Z fast is 500% faster providing 5% worse compression ratio
  • please note compression levels and compression presets works as usual, the new settings are meant only to provide novice users better performance balance for general purpose tasks
  • Modified existing preset scripts
  • 10 from faster zip to fast zip
  • 12 (Linux) from .tar.zst to .7z using Zstandard compression (which requires single pass)
  • Test mode always show details about single files in archive
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • (Windows XP) additional 7z codecs introduced in 7.4 line, incompatible with Windows XP, are deactivated when installed on XP machines, consequently the error messages are no longer triggered when using 7z backend

New in PeaZip 7.4.2 (October 5, 2020)

  • 7.4.2 update brings FLZMA2, LZ4, and Zstd support for 7z archives on Linux, improves file management, and provides fixes.

New in PeaZip 7.4.1 (September 8, 2020)

  • PeaZip 7.4.1 introduces GUI refresh and improves working with 7Z, ARC, PEA, RAR, and ZIPX archive types.
  • It is now possible to use new fast compression algorithms in 7Z format: Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard are now available, providing faster-than-Deflate compression with better speed-to-compression-ratio efficiency.
  • PEA now supports multiple cascade encryption, i.e. AES+Twofish+Serpent, each 256 bit in EAX mode.
  • RAR archives are now fully read-write supported from PeaZip if Rar.exe is featured in the system: it is possible to update, edit, rename, and delete files in existing RAR archives, and more RAR-specific options are supported (set comment, lock archive, header encryption, set recovery records percentage).
  • ZIPX archives can now be edited, and it is possible to optionally use .zipx extension when creating non-Deflate compressed .zip archives.
  • It is now possible to repair ARC and RAR files, and even to attempt recovery if the archive cannot be opened for browsing.
  • A total of 210 file extensions can now be managed by PeaZip.
  • Translations are available in over than 30 languages, any help is welcome to translate PeaZip to new languages and to maintain current localizations up to date, so please consider taking the time to give a look to translations directory for newer language files and for any resource useful for translators.

New in PeaZip 7.4.0 (August 24, 2020)

  • PeaZip 7.4.0 introduces GUI refresh and improves working with 7Z, ARC, RAR, and ZIPX archive types.
  • It is now possible to use new fast compression algorithms in 7Z format: Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard are now available, providing faster-than-Deflate compression with better speed-to-compression-ratio efficiency.
  • RAR archives are now fully read-write supported from PeaZip if Rar.exe is featured in the system: it is possible to update, edit, rename, and delete files in existing RAR archives, and more RAR-specific options are supported (set comment, lock archive, header encryption, set recovery records percentage).
  • ZIPX archives can now be edited, and it is possible to optionally use .zipx extension when creating non-Deflate compressed .zip archives.
  • It is now possible to repair ARC and RAR files, and even to attempt recovery if the archive cannot be opened for browsing.

New in PeaZip 7.3.2 (June 23, 2020)

  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added support to more file extensions:
  • .cramfs compressed ROM/RAM file system images
  • .ext, .ext2, .ext3, and .ext4 filesystem images
  • .hfsx filesystem images
  • .qcow, and .qcow2c QEMU disk images
  • .scap, and .uefif firmware files
  • .mub, .pkg, and .ppmd compressed files
  • Archive browser now will automatically ask for password to open files with unreadable TOC, for all formats supporting TOC encryption, e.g. archives encrypted with "Encrypt also file names" option
  • Fixed browsing of encrypted ARC files
  • Fixed: can now delete files within WIM archives
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • [Prototype] Support for RAR compression if WinRar 64 or 32 bit is installed in the system (Windows)
  • Setting Custom compression type optionally aut-configures PeaZip to use RarLab's Rar.exe as compressor; if libre_directive option is set to 2 (most restrictive, not allowing closed archive formats), rar creation will be not allowed in any case
  • Rar.exe will be set to use PeaZip's work dir as other backend binaries
  • For RAR archives it is possible to set
  • compression level, from store to maximum
  • action: new archive, add, update, freshen, sync with disk
  • spanning in multiple volumes
  • password, optionally with two factor authentication (password + keyfile)
  • create RAR5 or legacy RAR4 archive
  • (RAR5) set dictionary size 1..1024 MB
  • (RAR5) use BLAKE2 hash instead of CRC checksum
  • Create self extracting RAR
  • Solid archive
  • Recovery records
  • Save files open for writing
  • Save NT security information
  • Save NTFS streams
  • Set archive time to last modified object
  • Improved support for more RAR options is planned in future, to allow efficient RAR creation from PeaZip GUI, providing RarLab's WinRar is installed in the system and Rar.exe is available.

New in PeaZip 7.3.1 (June 2, 2020)

  • BACKEND:
  • Zstd 1.4.5
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes, improved progress bar accurancy for multiple tasks
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Fixed folder sorting, now folders are always grouped before files
  • Improved theming, window and toolbar colors can now be customized
  • New Graphite, Mocha, and Senape themes with intermediate color tones
  • (cross-platform limitation) System-rendered widgetsets are not affected by theme colors as native drawing methods were not bypassed by theme implementation
  • (Windows 10 limitation) Dark Mode colors are not passed from system to application, as workaround it is possible to use an High Contrast theme, which passes colors consistent with Dark Mode UI, until a complete API is made available to developers
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added support for .zstd extension, as used in compressed cpo in new rpm installers
  • (Linux) Updated sfx module for p7zip

New in PeaZip 7.3.0 (May 18, 2020)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 0.71 with PEA file format revision 1.2
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added BLAKE2S and BLAKE2B hashes to
  • File manager's hash (for file hashing and deduplication)
  • File tools set of hashes
  • Optional hash for raw file split
  • Optional hash for PEA format
  • Added support for opening as archive modern Linux package formats: .appimage, Ubuntu's .snap, and FreeDesktop Listaller .ipk
  • Browser now uses smarter sorting for file/directory names
  • By default now PeaZip tries to open archives containing errors
  • Errors detected browsing the archive are now notified in status bar, even if it is possible to list archive's content
  • "Try to open archives contining errors" can be disabled in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Fixed some cases not allowing secure deletion and zero deletion of files
  • Improved deletion of temporary work files
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added option to not ask confirmation for delete after archiving/extraction, in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Delete is not triggered if errors are detected
  • Delete is triggered after extraction only in case of complete extraction (extract all)
  • Added option to set archive time from most recent file in archive, for all 7z/p7zip formats
  • Added option to improve Brotli compression using more memory at cost of small impact on speed (archives created with this option may not be compatible with some Brotli decompressors)
  • Added option to improve Zstandard compression using more memory at cost of small impact on speed
  • Added new advanced options to custom compression settings files, keeping compatibility with setting files created with older versions
  • Presets were rebuilt accordingly new format
  • Two new presets: Medium compression with 7z fast, and Fast compression with 7Z fastest
  • It is now possible to cancel all tasks of a sequence in the case one of the archiving / extraction task fails
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • (Windows) Improved installer
  • (Windows) Installer now available also as .msix package
  • (Linux) Created generic DEB package, x86-64 native
  • Some binaries, i.e. FreeArc, may need IA32-libs to run

New in PeaZip 7.2.2 (May 6, 2020)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) fixed bug in multiple selection for drag and drop
  • Updated translations, modified texts of Presets to clarify compression level to be expected
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed save custom options fields for 7z/p7zip and Arc

New in PeaZip 7.2.1 (April 27, 2020)

  • CODE:
  • Built with Lazarus 2.0.8
  • Updated custom SendTo menu links for working with 32 and 64 bit systems, packed in SendTo.7z in program's path
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added SMART entry to access to system's disk diagnostic data, in application's context menu File manager > System tools
  • Fixed: CRC and hash values are now reported also for empty files (previously were left blank)
  • File tools: improved "Checksum/hash file(s)" report window, with the new context menu it is now possible to:
  • Save each single crc or hash value to file, rightclicking on the cell of the value
  • Save all information to file, including all CRC and hash computed
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed: advanced compression settings was not preserved after direct creation of archive form context menu
  • Fixed; various issues with new advanced compression settings mechanism
  • (Windows) Fixed drag and drop extraction of items with names containing characters non valid for filenames
  • Context menu Add to 7Z and Add to ZIP now uses compression settings from PeaZip configuration rather than default compression settings, unless a specific level of compression is stated (i.e. Add to 7Z ultra)
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • Added context menu entries to encrypt to 7Z format (checked by default), and to add to 7Z format with fastest compression (unchecked by default)

New in PeaZip 7.2.0 (April 8, 2020)

  • CODE:
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Extended options to manually update edited files in archive (consistently with update dialog) in context menu > more submenu
  • it is now possible to update archive and discard temp edit files (as in auto update dialog Yes/Clear option), and to discard edits without update
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added option to automatically close PeaZip when task completes
  • Added options to save and load custom compression settings
  • Menu entries are available in main menu > Layout (in compression screen) and in compression presets context menus (in file browser and in compression screen)
  • Compression settings are saved by default to "Compression settings" folder in same path of PeaZip configuration
  • Password and keyfiles are not saved in custom compression settings, to manage passwords safely see instead main menu > Tools > Password manager
  • Volatile, context dependant variables can be saved alongside non-volatile ones, but will be lost in subsequent uses unless the custom setting is reloaded (in Options > Advanced volatile variables can be shown in italic font)
  • Presets for archive creation / conversion are now rewritten to use new compression setting mechanism, new presets supersedes both old presets and favourite formats menu entries
  • Presets are saved in PeaZiprespresets folder, in PeaZip's program path; apart for being saved separately they are standard compression setting files and can be used as such
  • To customize an existing preset with a custom compression settings file, copy the desired custom compression settings file in presets folder, in place of one of the existing preset files
  • Optionally, editing the compression setting file is possible to change its displayed file name, the name that will be shown by PeaZip in presets menu
  • New presets: ZPAQ ultra, ZPAQ, ARC, Brotli, Zstandard
  • Extended non-volatile options saved to configuration (and compression settings)
  • 7z/p7zip advanced compression options for dictionary, word, passes and block size are now remembererd
  • File spanning options are now remembered
  • Improved support for ZPAQ format
  • AES256 encryption, supported by design by the format, is now enabled
  • Compression settings were optimized for better results
  • From Advanced tab of extraction screen are now supported following options
  • Restore files to original absolute paths
  • Separate extraction of all revisions of the archive
  • Overwrite existing files
  • Test operation is now enabled
  • ZPAQ is now available in presets at medium and ultra compression formats

New in PeaZip 7.1.1 (March 8, 2020)

  • CODE:
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • improved efficiency of context menu entries
  • improved file renaming
  • Updated application and antivirus automatically detected in "Open with" menu
  • Improved support to Windows Defender and MBAM to scan files from PeaZip archive/file browser
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved editing files in archive
  • dialog to update modified preview files now allow 3 choices
  • "Yes / Clear" update the archive and clear temporary preview data (as in previous versions), mimimize disk occupation and time data is left on the disk
  • "Yes" update the archive and let temporary preview data on disk to allow instantaneously re-opening files, not needing new extraction, in order to perform new edits
  • "No" discard changes clearing temporary preview data (as in previous versions)
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added support for Microsoft MSIX app package and ESD image formats
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • Improved Windows installer
  • new default language option is to do not change current installation language
  • "Add to archive" and "Extract to..." context menu entries are now optional and can be unchecked

New in PeaZip 7.1.0 (February 2, 2020)

  • BACKEND:
  • Added Brotli 1.0.7 backend
  • Added Zstd 1.4.4 backend
  • Pea 0.68
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added "Type here to search in current path" hint to address bar to make this feature more esaily discoverable
  • Added compression method information when browsing archives supported through 7z/p7zip backend
  • Improved file rename
  • Added option to rename only files
  • Improved hints about rename functions in confirmation dialogs
  • Improved management of compressed TAR files
  • Brotli, LPAQ, QUAD/BALZ/BCM, and Zstandard backed now supports previewing compressed TAR files
  • Same formats now supports option to auto open compressed TAR archive (previously applied only to formats supported through 7z/p7zip backend)
  • Same formats now supports smart extraction feature
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added read / write / test support for Brotli (.br) and Zstandard (.zst) files
  • Added more dictionary size options for LZMA / LZMA2
  • Added compression preset ("Add" button's dropdown menu) for ZIP, Bzip2 method, fast compression
  • Improved direct extraction from PeaZip's file browser
  • Context menu and Extract dropdown menu now features: extract all here, extract all here smart, extract all here to new folder
  • Reduced duplication of destinations in Extract dropdown menu
  • Extract all to moved to More group in context menu
  • Keyboard shortcuts:
  • extract all here Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E
  • extract all here smart Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S
  • extract all here to new folder Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N
  • Instantaneous compression ratio % is shown while running 7z/p7zip compression tasks

New in PeaZip 7.0.1 (December 30, 2019)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 0.67
  • CODE:
  • Various memory management, speed, responsivity and stability optimizations
  • For archive browsing, fast mode (equivalent to previous versions default mode):
  • Up to -15% memory usage browsing archives containing large number of files
  • Up to +35% speed browsing and testing for encryption archives containing large number of files
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added mass rename option to prepend progressive number to filenames
  • Action is available in Context menu, File manager > Rename > 1, 2, 3...
  • Items will be numbered following the current sorting order, e.g. name, time/date, size, extension...
  • Added support for navigation with mouse buttons
  • Button3 go up
  • Button4 go forward
  • Button5 go back
  • New archive browsing optimization option available in Options > Settings > General, Performance group
  • Normal, no optimization
  • Fast (default, works as "fast open routine" option in previos versions), stop pre-browsing archives containing very large number of files to preserve performance
  • Fastest, do not pre-browse archives for very fast opening, as downside this mode does not show archive information, and may non correctly list some out of standard archives
  • Row select option for file / archive browser is now duplicated in context menu > Navigation for better discoverability
  • Updated translations
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed: archives are tested for encryption before extraction from SendTo menu entries and from command line
  • Improved detection of multipart archives for automatic deletion after extraction option
  • Alongside .001 spanning (as in 7-Zip and PeaZip) are now recognized .z01, .zx01, .rar01, .part1.rar spanning conventions followed by WinZip and WinRar

New in PeaZip 7.0.0 (December 2, 2019)

  • BACKEND:
  • PEA 0.66
  • FILE MANAGER
  • Added option to automatically open tar archive inside tar.* compressed files
  • Option is on by default, can be set in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Drag & drop can now be hot swapped between standard and custom mode while using the application
  • Improved finding duplicate files, both with crc/hash and quick duplicate check: Info column shows "D" for duplicate for each copy of file with same digest value, except the last copy found
  • Sorting files for Info column allows to quickly select (and delete) duplicate items
  • Sorting files for checksum/hash column allows to easily compare identical files as in previous versions
  • New function to analyze content of folders in file browser (from column header menu)
  • Info column marks empty folders with "E"
  • Checksum/hash column shows content of folders: number of directories, number of files, and total size
  • New scaling mechanism for better support of high DPI in PeaZip and Pea executables
  • UI elements are scaled at run time at discrete steps zooming up to 10x of design time size, using Lazaruz LCL scaling
  • Graphic is accordingly scaled at run time, accepting arbitrarily sized graphic sources
  • Embedded 16 and 32 pixel icons are currently provided with 3x definition (48 and 96 pixel respectively) to provide high quality graphic up to 300% scaling
  • New themes for PeaZip version 7+ uses 8 or 32 bit PNG with transparency, and currently provides 16 and 32 pixel icons upscaled to 3x definition
  • New Windows icons for menus and file types; new icons allows to better distinguish supported file types, at large and small resolutions
  • When a single file of unsupported format is passed as parameter, the application lets the user decide if to try to open it as archive or to add it to new archive
  • Various fixes
  • Fixed System benchmark tool
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Improved progress bar accuracy
  • Option to delete input files after task completion is now globally applied to all archiving / extraction functions
  • Also batch version of direct archiving / extraction functions now apply the deletion on completion policy accordingly to the application's configuration
  • Alternative versions of batch commands are now available in order to explicitly ignore deletion on completion policy, with "i" appended after function name: -add2peai, -add2crypti, -add27zi, -add27zmaili, -add2separate7zi, -add2sfx7zi, -add2sfx7zmaili, -add2zipi, -add2zipmaili, -add2separatezipi, and -ext2herei, -ext2folderi, -ext2toi, ext2tofolderi, -ext2simplei, -ext2simplefolderi
  • Fixed and improved -add2split batch command, can now accept multiple input files and folders (if more than one file is passed as input it will be consolidated in a tar archive)
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • Improved Windows 32 and 64 bit installers
  • Added shortcuts to selectively start PeaZip in add, extract or open mode
  • Shortcuts are saved in application's entry in Start Menu, and in program's path, and can be freely moved/copied for ease of use
  • By default now the installer associate files and create menu entries for all users (local machine)
  • New "Install for current user only" checkbox, unchecked by default, to run the installer for current user only
  • Various fixes and removal of legacy code

New in PeaZip 6.9.2 (September 1, 2019)

  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Setting language for application texts also sets language of context menu entries
  • this requires elevation if UAC is enabled, works both from application (Options > Language) and from installer

New in PeaZip 6.9.1 (August 25, 2019)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Configure application and file associations link replicated in Settings, Archive manager tab
  • Fixes in editing files in archives
  • Updated translations

New in PeaZip 6.9.0 (August 19, 2019)

  • CODE:
  • Updated links of online resources to https form
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Confirmation is now asked before adding, and renaming / moving files inside archives if items with same names already exists
  • Files / folders added to existing archive are now added to the directory that is currently being browsed
  • "Open as archive" is now the standard action for opening unknown file types with PeaZip, consistently with other file archivers
  • PeaZip now supports editing files in archives
  • Known archive types are automatically asked to be updated when temporary preview files are modified
  • Auto syncing can be turned off in options General > Auto update modified files in archives
  • Archives can manually be synced on request from context menu More > Force update modified files in archives
  • This allows to try to force to sync arbitrary archive types
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • PeaZip shows estimated remaining time for archive / extract / test operations
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • (Windows) improved handling of file extensions association in installation and unistallation procedures

New in PeaZip 6.8.1 (June 14, 2019)

  • CODE:
  • Code cleanup
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Encrypted archives are now tested before extraction to ask for password if needed
  • Fixed bug preventing to complete test of some encrypted archives
  • Improved performance of list / test operations
  • Improved progress bar accurancy for most archive formats
  • Position and size of launcher window is now saved
  • (Windows) Native drag and drop extraction now try to locate destination path with same method of custom drag and drop, in order to write the data directly to destination path
  • performances improved, trying to write directly to destination volume a further copy operation overhead is avoided
  • security improved, trying to avoid extracting data to temp path which may have different security properties than output path
  • stability improved, trying to avoid extracting temporary data to a volume which may have not enough free space

New in PeaZip 6.7.2 (April 14, 2019)

  • BACKEND:
  • In Help > About screen were added buttons to quickly remove UNACE and UNRAR plugin, if installed, which are based on closed source software and available as separate add-ons
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Tabs were made more visible in extraction and archiving screens, launcher, etc
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • When multiple tasks are running, current and overall progress bars are both shown on the bottom of the launcher window
  • Launcher window can now be sent in background to system tray
  • tray icon shows progress of current task or tasks list
  • tray icon context menu allows to pause and stop current task(s), and explore input and output path

New in PeaZip 6.7.1 (March 17, 2019)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated to 7z 19.00
  • CODE:
  • Recompiled with Lazarus 2.0
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Drag and drop extraction results in hiding the main form, consistently to behavior from Extraction and Archiving screens
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Extraction: "Smart new folder" option improves and replaces "Remove redundant directory" option
  • if the new folder contains a single object (file or folder), content is copied outside and the extra folder is removed (removes extra folder layer and preserves original names of archived folders), if copying the content outside the new folder fails, the content is kept in the new folder
  • smart extraction is meant to guarantee that a single item is extracted, to avoid flooding target directory of multiple unexpected items, and that no unneeded level of directory nesting is added
  • Improved GUI feedback during preliminary steps of archives conversion and "TAR before" procedures
  • Improved GUI feedback running option to delete original sources
  • Improved information shown about running archiving / extraction tasks
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
  • Windows) Extraction from context menu results in a single queue consistently with behavior from Extraction screen, and consistently with archiving from context menu
  • Windows) "Extract here (to new folder)" context menu entry now enforces creation of new folder level (disable smart new folder)
  • Windows) "Extract here (smart)" context menu entry (new) enforces using smart new folder option
  • this item is now flagged by default during installation in place of "Extract here (to new folder)"- can be changed during installation

New in PeaZip 6.7.0 (February 10, 2019)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated to Pea 0.65
  • Updated to 7z 18.06
  • CODE:
  • Updated to Wolfgang Ehrhardt math libray util_2018-11-27
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • can now convert images to Windows icon .ico format
  • fixed bug in redundant directory removal in "Extract to new folder"
  • fixed bug preventing opening some archives created on Unix systems
  • fixed bug showing incorrect file count for displayed archive content in some cases
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Multiple archiving and extraction tasks are now performed in a signle instance of the graphic launcher, which is easier to hide / move / resize on screen
  • upper progress bar shows progress of the current task, progress bar on the bottom of the form shows overall progress (if multiple tasks are launched)
  • Previewing files in archive can now be disallowed - avoids leftover data even in cases of system crash or if the application is forcedly arrested - setting Working path to new option "None (no preview)"
  • Command line switch -ext2full remapped to -ext2main, in order to avoid duplication of analogous functions now main program's extraction form is the standard UI for full featured extraction
  • WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • Reduced package size transforming PeaLauncher from standalone executable to form of PeaZip application

New in PeaZip 6.6.1 (October 29, 2018)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated backend to UPX 3.95
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVINGL:
  • Added option to force extraction of unknown file types with PeaZip
  • check "Extract unsupported file types" option on Advanced tab of extraction screen
  • check "PeaZip" to force using PeaZip as extractor (default), uncheck "PeaZip" to define a custom extractor
  • Fixed issue in extraction of ACE files (unace plugin is required, no need to redownload / reinstall the existing plugin)
  • Fixed issues preventing tasks being launched from Console tab in some cases
  • Working path can be now set to output, temp, custom (user defined directory), or none

New in PeaZip 6.6.0 (May 7, 2018)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated to 7z 18.05
  • patches CVE-2018-10115 vulnerability
  • patches bug on some Windows 10 versions working incorrectly with Large memory pages
  • improves performances
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added new fast function for hinting possible duplicates
  • Possible duplicates shows exactly same size, and same CRC32 calculated on sample(s) of file's data
  • For files up to 64 KB data it is sampled a 32 KB region at the beginning of the file
  • For files larger than 64 KB a second 32KB region is sampled after the half of the file
  • Added option to reset search history in search menu
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • New option "Try to edit non explicitly supported file types" in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • off by default in order to protect from modification files outside known supported extensions
  • if on, allows to try to add/update and remove files form files not usually employed as archives, but structurally based on archive types such as Java jar, MS Office and OOo files, etc

New in PeaZip 6.5.1 (February 18, 2018)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windws) 7z 18.01 t fix CVE-2017-17969 and CVE-2018-5996 vulnerabilities in the 17.x backend
  • CDE:
  • Updated Wlfgang Ehrhardt's libraries aes_2017-11-17, crc_hash_2018-01-01, fca_2017-11-17, serpent_2017-11-17, tf_2017-11-17, util_2018-01-01
  • Updates t cmpile with Lazarus 1.8.0 IDE (change t TShellTreeView Path, wrkarund fr TImageList Clear)
  • Varius fixes

New in PeaZip 6.5.0 (October 22, 2017)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) 7z 17.01 beta
  • (Windows) zipx 7.15
  • UPX 3.94
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Updated GUI and themes
  • Can now move and rename objects inside existing archives (7z/p7zip supported formats)
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added option to force browsing of archives containing errors (default off)
  • Added option to show which options are volatile (context dependent) rather than persistent
  • Improved archive conversion
  • "Change password" switch (default off) asks to provide a new password to be applied to converted archive(s), otherwise current password (if any) will be applied - decompression stage test current password for each input archive, asking new password in case of error
  • Improved support for WIM format
  • in archiving and extraction interfaces, Advanced tab, were added options to operate including NT security information and NTFS Alternate Data Stream
  • file manager shows SHA-1 hash value for items in WIM archives
  • Scheduled deletion after archiving/extraction will not be performed if errors are detected
  • CODE:
  • Privacy directive is available as GUI option
  • 0 default, no password request
  • 1 application asks for password when starts, skippable
  • 2 application asks for password when starts, not skippable (password or keyfile must be provided)
  • Updated Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto library units
  • crc_hash_2017-06-04
  • fca_2016-05-01
  • util_2017-06-04
  • Various fixes and improvements

New in PeaZip 6.4.1 (May 1, 2017)

  • CODE:
  • Added experimental privacy_mode directive (at current state can be changed only from configuration file, or hardcoded at compile time) meant to help users not forgetting to provide a password when working on sensitive data:
  • 0 default, no password request
  • 1 application asks for password when stars, skippable
  • 2 application asks for password when starts, not skippable (password or keyfile must be provided)
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Rightclicking on file manager's column header shows context menu for:
  • customizing columns
  • applying on the fly checksum/hash, search for duplicates, and set algorithm for those two functions
  • save GUI content as tab-separated TXT file
  • Clicking the style icon on the right of the status bar shows menu of presets for file manager. Style icon now changes reflecting the style applied to the file manager
  • New "Navigation bar" entry in status bar menu show/hide side navigation bar
  • (Windows) Drag and drop information floyout changes alpha blending level when a valid drop target is detected
  • Some keyboard shortcuts were updated:
  • Shift+Ctrl+N create new folder
  • Ctrl+N extract to new folder
  • Shift+Del quick delete (do not sent to recycle bin)
  • Ctrl+Del secure delete
  • Alt+Enter properties
  • Various improvements in archive browsing
  • Various improvements of UI usability with custom system colors
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • During archive update only relevant options are shown, allowing to set password and to change action (add, update, freshen, sync)
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Improved Windows installer and re-configuration wizard
  • Added system's context menu hotkeys for most used entries:
  • A add to archive (with options)
  • 7 directly add to new 7Z archive
  • Z directly add to new ZIP archive
  • O attempt to open any file as archive
  • B browse path with PeaZip
  • E extract (with options)
  • H directly extract here
  • N directly extract here to new folder

New in PeaZip 6.4.0 (March 27, 2017)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added rename options (context menu, File manager > Rename) : prepend and append parent directory name
  • Improved rename dialog (F2)
  • Added tabbed browsing:
  • Tab bar is toggled from "Tab bar" entry available in from main menu > Organize, and in address bar and tab bar context menus
  • Tab bar is also shown clicking on "Open in a new tab" in context menu
  • Tabs can be added, deleted, moved, and resized
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added option to archive and extract using relative, full, or absolute paths (non-persistent value, in advanced options) for 7z / p7zip supported archive formats
  • Improved archive conversion:
  • If "Add each object to a separate archive" is checked (default), no extra root foder is added to the converted archive (supported for conversion toward all 7z/p7zip formats)
  • If the option is unchecked (consolidate multiple archives into one), it is added an extra folder with archive name to keep content separated
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes, visual updates and code cleanup
  • BACKEND:
  • pea 0.61:
  • crc/hash marks duplicate files: shows number of copies found / to find duplicates, value of best checksum or hash algorithm is checked
  • (PeaUtils GUI) secure delete removes items from list if successfully erased

New in PeaZip 6.3.1 (February 6, 2017)

  • CODE:
  • Various fixes
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Minor visual updates

New in PeaZip 6.3.0 (January 1, 2017)

  • CODE:
  • Improved DPI awareness
  • New command line directive "-peaziplanguage" to programmatically change application's localization
  • second parameter is the name of the localization file, proper localization directory "lang" is resolved by the program; example: peazip.exe -peaziplanguage it.txt
  • please note if other instances of PeaZip are open, they will overwrite language in configuration when they close
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added hamburger menu button in tabs bar to provide alternative access to archiving/extraction context menu
  • Improved archive creation screen
  • Added installer-mode sfx modules for 7z (advanced options tab)
  • Replicated archiving action options in main options page (7z/p7zip supported types)
  • Provided new update options: update only items already in archive (ignore extra items on disk), and synchronize archive with content on disk (remove items from archive if removed from disk)
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Improved Windows installer:
  • Archiving, extraction, browsing, and tools groups are now divided by separators for ease of use
  • "CRC, hash and file tools" (PeaUtils) was added as default entry
  • Localization can now be set from installer

New in PeaZip 6.2.0 (November 6, 2016)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated 7z backend to 16.04
  • Pea 0.58
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Can now save list of items being browsed to TXT file, Navigation > Save as TXT
  • Separated Add and Convert dropdown menus
  • Single "Extract" button for simplicity - quick extraction action/options are now all featured in Extract button dropdown menu
  • Browser, and archive/extraction screens, shows "filter" icon when advanced filters are set
  • Updated Ten teme
  • Reorganized keyboad shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+O open selected item as archive
  • Ctrl+D toggle bookmarks panel
  • Ctrl+H toggle history panel
  • Ctrl+Alt+H toggle session history panel
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Archiving and extraction screens shows cumulative progress bar when executing multiple operations
  • Improved command line options
  • added -ext2simple and -ext2simplefolder as "blanket" extraction command for all backend, first parameter specify output path; password is asked interactively (GUI); "folder" variant extracts to new folder
  • Various fixes

New in PeaZip 6.1.1 (September 11, 2016)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Linux) p7zip updated to 16.02
  • Pea 0.56
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Settings, archiving, and extraction screens made scrollable for better readability
  • Various minor improvements and fixes
  • File tools:
  • CRC64 now is included in set of default algorithms
  • default algorithm for the browser can now be set from context menu File manager > File Tools
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Password button moved on the right of output dialog for better visibility
  • Some options were moved to Advanced options panels for archiving and extraction:
  • "Use advanced filters" moved to Advanced options panel (archiving and extraction)
  • "Enumerate folder content" and "Add timestamp to archive name", plus timestamp format option, moved to Advanced options panel (archiving)
  • Some options, previously volatile, are now saved to configuration:
  • "Delete after archiving / extraction" option is now remembered, but user will always be warned by confirmation prompt before proceeding, in order to avoid accidental deletion
  • "Add timestamp to archive name" (archiving) is now remembered

New in PeaZip 6.1.0 (July 22, 2016)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Archive directory tree is shown in navigation sidebar while browsing an archive (above Bookmarks) and can be used for navigation or quick exploration of archive directory structure
  • Added Expand/collapse archive tree toggle in quick history menu, allowing quick inspection of directory structure inside the archive
  • In-archive breadcrumb improved, now showing list of directories from nodes dropdown menu, consistently with filesystem breadcrumb section
  • File browser now shows .exe icons on Windows
  • Can now set starting directory in Options > Settings > Advanced: last visited (default), computer's root, desktop, home, custom (user selected directory)
  • Fixed showing directories even if omitted in archive TOC
  • Fixed sorting files without extensions
  • Various fixes and improvements

New in PeaZip 6.0.3 (June 20, 2016)

  • Updated pea to 0.55 version fixing issues in reading header of PEA revision 1.0 files
  • (Windows) Updated 7z backend to 16.02 version

New in PeaZip 6.0.2 (May 12, 2016)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated 7z backend from 15.14 to 16.00 after Cisco Talos vulnerability disclosure http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/05/multiple-7-zip-vulnerabilities.html
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Can now correctly handle WinZip spanned files (.z01)
  • Fixed sorting for packed size
  • Updated embedded translations

New in PeaZip 6.0.1 (April 30, 2016)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 0.54, implementing new PEA file format specifications 1.1 version
  • added support to SHA-3 256 and 512 bit hash
  • added support to Twofish and Serpent (128 and 256 bit) based authenticated encryption in EAX mode
  • new pea binary can read PEA 1.0 file format
  • previous pea binaries should be updated in order to read PEA 1.1 files, and to support all new algorithms
  • CODE:
  • Updated following units from Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto and utilities library: aes_2015-09-14.zip, crc_hash_2015-09-14.zip, fca_2015-09-14.zip, util_2015-09-14.zip
  • Created new EAX units using 128 and 256 bit Twofish (fcryptt, fctf256) and Serpent (fcrypts, fcsp256)
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Introduced support for SHA-3 256 and SHA-3 512 hash verification
  • SHA-3 hash is available both in file tools "Checksum/hash file(s)" and in browser (set in Options > File Tools)
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • New "File" group in archiving/extraction context menu shows bookmarked and recent archive files, for quick adding to archiving/extraction layout

New in PeaZip 6.0.0 (February 27, 2016)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 0.53 - file management functions now accepts as input Unicode file/dir names report can now be displayed as table and as non tabbed clipboard text PEA format now can handle Unicode file/dir names
  • (Windows) 7z updated to 15.14
  • CODE:
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • Recompiled with Lazarus 1.6.0/FPC3 - native full support for Unicode filenames superseding PeaZip 5.8/5.9 internationalization mechanism based on internal UTF-8 encoding
  • Major code cleanup:
  • Remove all now-unnecessary codepage-handling code
  • Removed all Windows 9x related code
  • Removed legacy code for pre-XP NT family systems, all features compatible with XP/2003 API will still work on those platforms
  • Transparence does no longer rely on Windows-only method and is available on any target OS
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved navigation bar and menus
  • New themes "Ten", Win9x/2K inspired "Classic", and XP inspired "Experience". "Ten" theme is now default. All previous themes "Seven" and "Firecrystal" are still featured (select theme from Options > Setting > Themes)
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Convert existing archives now optionally available in context menu and SendTo menu
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Can now test archive files inside directories
  • Support sorting by extension for solid 7z compression (default on)
  • Can now delete (recycle, quick, zero, secure) the open archive
  • Can now add directory to extraction; the path is recursively expanded to find archives to queue to extraction procedure. Action is available from:
  • Extract (button and app's context menu)
  • Extract... entry in system context menu and SendTo menu
  • -ext2main from command line

New in PeaZip 5.9.1 (January 4, 2016)

  • CODE CLEANUP:
  • (Windows) Improved path finding removing legacy code with ShGetSpecialFolderLocation function, replaced by windir.GetWindowsSpecialDir based on SHGetFolderPath
  • Less verbose interactive error reporting
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Real-time search can filter the archive/file browser content (browsing, flat view, or search result) while typing in address bar

New in PeaZip 5.9.0 (November 30, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) 7z 15.12
  • Pea 0.52
  • CODE:
  • Improved UTF-8 support in Windows
  • Improved application startup and configuration process to make it more robust in case of random / system errors:
  • last good configuration is saved and automatically used as first restore attempt if configuration fails to load
  • if configuration errors are detected anyway, volatile mode (using embedded configuration) is automatically activated
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • File hashing / analysis tools added in Test dropdown group in application tool bar
  • Improved secure delete, free space delete, and hashing / analysis functions
  • operations can be stopped by users:
  • more information and is shown while running the task and progress is more accurate, based on input size
  • more information is provided by hashing / analysis tool
  • for each subdirectory it is reported the content in files, folders and bytes (hinting possible duplicate directories)
  • first / last 32 bytes of files are shown for a quick preview (for hashing and content preview modes)
  • report can be sorted for any column and can be exported to tabbed txt or to csv
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Automatically removes redundant intermediate directory when extracting to new folder; for better visibility option is also shown in main extraction form and in Extract dropdown group (in application tool bar)

New in PeaZip 5.8.1 (October 21, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated to 7z 15.09
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved file rename
  • added option to mass-rename adding timestamp
  • easy rename clicking already selected item
  • rename dialog shows quick editing options: lowercase, uppercase, add timestamp
  • Various aspect improvements
  • more elements follows the system color scheme
  • improved aspect of Address and Search bar
  • added reset search button in Search Bar
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Improved UTF-8 support in Windows
  • can now correctly browse 7z-backend supported archives with UTF-8 characters in path/file name
  • can now drag and drop (from filesystem and from archives) to target with UTF-8 characters in path name
  • can now perform all delete operations (send to recycle bin, fast delete, zeroing, secure delete) on files/folders with UTF-8 characters in path/file name
  • can now copy and move files with UTF-8 characters in path/file name
  • cannot yet copy directories, or copy file over itself if UTF-8 characters are involved in the command
  • 188 file extensions supported:
  • Added support for EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4 filesystem image files (usually IMG extension), and multi-volume VMDK disk images

New in PeaZip 5.8.0 (October 5, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated to 7z 15.07, adding support to QUEMU, VirtualBox, and VMWare virtual machine's disk image formats
  • CODE:
  • "Free Software compliance" directive (Options > Advanced, previosly named LIBRE_DIRECTIVE) can be either set in configuration or hardcoded at compile time (HLIBRE_DIR const)
  • 1 allow only use of Free Software components 2 allow only use of Free Software components and open archive formats (not encumbered by patents for read nor for write)
  • Various fixes
  • FILE/ARCHIVE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Improved UTF-8 support
  • PeaZip can now create and extract archives with UTF-8 filenames, both from application and from system context menu
  • browsing archives with UTF-8 filenames is possible but it is still under development (warning icon is displayed)
  • console tab shows if action can be exported as script ANSI-safe (can run on legacy systems regardless the encoding), codepage-safe (can run on legacy systems with same codepage of original device), or if requires full UTF-8 environment (system, command/script interpreter)
  • Some file management functions now supports UTF-8 filenames
  • Improved password management
  • If password is set to not being kept for the entire session, it is cleared after every operation (archiving, extraction, browsing the filesystem) except while browsing archive file, as password may be needed for listing the archive content
  • Number of files/folders selected for cut/copy is displayed in Clipboard panel and in status bar's hint
  • 188 file extensions supported:
  • Added support for CPGZ, GPT (GUID Partition Table), QCOW2 QUEMU image, VMDK VMWare Virtual Machine Disk, VDI Oracle VirtualBox Virtual Drive Image

New in PeaZip 5.7.2 (August 31, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated to 7z 15.06 (Windows)
  • Users can chose to extract RAR5 files alternatively using 7z (default) or RarLab's unrar plugin, setting "7z/p7zip UNRAR5" switch in Options > General
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved file/archive browser sorting
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Fixed bug not removing PeaZip group entry on uninstall (affected 32 bit version, W7+ only)

New in PeaZip 5.7.1 (August 17, 2015)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Breadcrumb can display in-archive paths for quick browsing
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added option to customize timestamp style (Options > Settings > Archive Manager)
  • Added option to split self extracting archives in 7z format
  • split sfx archives will result in a small extraction executable, and n volumes of desired size
  • spanning sfx archive allows to prevent the resulting archive being larger of the maximum executable size allowed for the target OS
  • to extract a split sfx archive, place extraction executable and all volumes in the same directory
  • extraction executable will start pre-set extraction procedure without need of external software
  • alternatively, volume with .001 extension can be opened with an external archiver to browse/extract the entire archive
  • Updated file split pre-sets
  • added 25 GB Blu-Ray pre-set size
  • custom pre-set size modified in 100 MB
  • assumed lower, more fail-safe pre-set maximum size values for disk formats, to improve compatibility with most supports
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Updated to Innosetup 5.5.6, switched to unicode installer, improved Windows 10 / 8.1 support

New in PeaZip 5.7.0 (July 22, 2015)

  • Improves plugin management, comes with newer and faster 7z 15.05 backend, and updates IDE (Lazarus 1.4.0) and math/cryptography libraries.
  • UNRAR5 plugin for handling new RARv5 file format is now available.
  • 183 file extensions are now supported, adding support for compressed Unix/Linux man files

New in PeaZip 5.6.1 (June 15, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • Added read only support (list, test, extract) to RAR5 format through RarLab's unrar
  • currently the plugin is available only for Windows or Wine/ReactOS, Linux version will be analyzed and tested for future updates
  • due the non-OSI compatible unrar restriction (even if the software provides sources and is royalty-free) the software is available as separate plugin on Add-Ons page
  • due the different syntax between RarLab's unrar and 7z/p7zip's unrar, following differences apply when handling RAR5 format
  • recursivity with advanced filters is always enabled
  • renaming options always rename the file being extracted
  • CODE:
  • Added LIBRE_DIRECTIVE option to disallow any call to software which is non-free under OSI definition
  • if set to 0 (permissive) PeaZip will use all available backend, both free-as-in-freedom and royalty-free
  • if set to 1 (flexible) PeaZip will disallow any call to royalty-free but non free-as-in-freedom backend, currently: unace and unrar binaries
  • if set to 2 (strict) PeaZip will disallow calls even in case of dubious status, currently apply to unrar functions in 7z/p7zip due to non-reversibility clause
  • Various minor fixes

New in PeaZip 5.6.0 (April 27, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • Added full read/write support to BCM file compressor
  • Updated to ZPAQ 7.05
  • improved support, now it is possible to add content to existing zpaq archive
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Archive selection dialogs improved with custom filters for common archive types
  • File submenu improved with direct links to update, convert and extract archives
  • new hotkeys: Shift+F5 add selected to archive, Ctrl+F5 extract selected, Alt+F5 extract archive (opens archive selection dialog)
  • Tray icon menu improved with direct links to update, convert and extract archives
  • Improved dialog for setting custom applications and scripts, moved in Options
  • Fixed custom applications not found in some cases on Win64 systems
  • both 32 and 64 bit program paths are scanned, 64 bit version have the priority
  • Improved Help and About screens
  • F4 now shows navigation menu, jump to archive/computer root moved to Ctrl+Shift+F4
  • Alt+0 toggle application's tool bar
  • Various improvements and fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • PeaExtractor 1.1 code merged in pealauncher component
  • Created default location to save archive layout files
  • Non-verbose mode for archive conversion (default option)
  • 182 file extensions supported:
  • added full read/write support to BCM compression format

New in PeaZip 5.5.3 (January 19, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated to 7z 9.38 beta
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved application's context menu and navigation menu
  • Improved address breadcrumb: separator icons can now be clicked to display directories in the selected node
  • Various fixes

New in PeaZip 5.5.2 (December 23, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated to 7z 9.35 beta
  • LZMA2 is the new default algorithms for .7z format
  • defaults updated accordingly new reference settings for 7z
  • new 7z version drops support for Windows 9.x, which remains supported by PeaZip 5.5.1 and previous
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Improved on demand scanning integration, up to 8 concurrent antivirus / antimalware, both in-archive (compressed files) and in filesystem
  • Added support for Avast Pro / Internet Security, ClamWin, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, ESET NOD32 / Smart Security
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added hint overlays on extraction and archiving screens, overlays are replaced by standard popup hints when clicked, and when some input files are already selected

New in PeaZip 5.5.1 (December 9, 2014)

  • 181 file extensions supported, added support for Microsoft's .mlc Language Interface Pack and .mui Multilingual User Interface
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Added support for scanning with Windows Defender
  • Information column, when browsing files, shows a note about file types which can be handled through PeaZip" '+' known archive file type, open with double click / '.' known file type usually not handled as archive, open with context menu "Open as archive" (i.e. MS Office files)
  • Improved links to online resources
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • While operating, Pause button is highlighted instead of Stop by default, to prevent unaware click canceling running tasks
  • Fixed extraction to new folder from application's drag and drop context menu
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • New installation mode: "Update only" install new program's files and keeps existing system integration unchanged (file association, context menu, send to menu)
  • Installer shows link to Help and FAQ pages
  • ISO files are not associated to PeaZip by default, to avoid overriding system's defaults unless explicitly requested by user
  • Configure system integration tool starts Custom installation mode by default, to prompt user all options

New in PeaZip 5.5.0 (October 20, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • PeaZip Additional Format Plugin 2, now containing also quad and balz binaries
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Image manager
  • Added 4K and 8K formats pre-sets in fit image to resolution
  • Added JPEG quality 90, 75 and 50 to Image manager pre-set context menu entries
  • Added TIFF, PPM, and XPM formats as image conversion options
  • Added to context menu (in Image manager group) common pre-set entries for resize, fit, and convert operations
  • New advanced rename functions (context menu): uppercase, lowercase, add string at fixed position, delete n chars at fixed position, replace/remove string (optionally case sensitive), change file extension
  • New file rename dropdown menu also featured in File management tool bar
  • New advanced selection features
  • Starting with same character (optionally case sensitive) of selected object
  • Size similar to selected object; size smaller/larger than
  • Date similar to selected object; current hour, day, week, month, year
  • Advanced selection dialog Select..., features add/subtract to current selection, available in toolbar, address bar (search group) and context menu
  • New Copy path feature: copy current path or selected items paths as UTF8 string for any use
  • Various fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added "Halt system after task completion" flag in Advanced compression/extraction options tab
  • Added option to remove single intermediate directory upon Extract to new folder operation in Options > Settings > Archive management
  • PeaLauncher
  • New task options dropdown menu in the button on the left of "Cancel", showing thread priority option and "Cancel all"
  • "Cancel" notification no longer trigger additional message box
  • New "Cancel all" function stop the sequence of following tasks
  • 179 file extensions supported
  • Added support for .xzm Porteus Linux packages

New in PeaZip 5.4.1 (August 13, 2014)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • New design update
  • New Tabs area for easier use of options screens
  • Improved Layout context menu in Crete/Extract screens
  • Path submenu in context menu for exploring bookmarked/recent paths so files/folders can be dragged to the application
  • Advanced submenu grouping layout/task management entries
  • Scan actions and Hexadecimal preview are now featured also in Test button dropdown menu
  • Various improvements and fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Improved information during multiple extraction and archiving tasks
  • Quicker access to last used directory in Output path menu

New in PeaZip 5.4.0 (July 8, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • ZPAQ backend updated to 6.54
  • New UI design:
  • Tabs replaced by new option menu button on the bottom left corner of the form on Add, Extract, Password, Password Manager, and PeaLauncher
  • Tabs replaced by new side tab bar for unified Settings/Theme screen
  • Improved archive manager tool bar, with visible dropdown menus for quick access to archiving and test functions
  • Improved and simplified various menus:
  • New navigation (bookmarks, filesystem, history, and functions) menu set as primary address bar's navigation menu
  • New "functions" menu mode, providing quick launcher for most used functions and A-Z functions list submenu, replaces functions button
  • Improved breadcrumb menu, set as secondary navigation menu (alternate navigation menu, navigation bar context menu...) replacing older menus
  • Improved "Open" branch in navigation bar merging Functions and Application groups
  • Added "most used", "last visited" and "date added" information stats to bookmarks, can be used for sorting bookmarks
  • Unified "Save history data" (Options > Settings) checkbox controls saving list of last accessed archives, paths, searches, and bookmarks/history stats
  • Updated pre-set web search and cloud services
  • Yandex Disk and Sharepoint are now added by default to known cloud paths
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Implemented flags to remove 1) original archive(s) after extraction 2) original files after archival:
  • Always asks for confirmation during interactive tasks
  • Can be saved/scheduled to scripts
  • Apply (and remember) favorite deletion mode: recycle bin, quick delete, zeroing, secure delete

New in PeaZip 5.3.1 (May 4, 2014)

  • Various fixes:
  • Improved handling of double file extension when creating archives
  • Updated translations and Windows' context menu localization scripts

New in PeaZip 5.3.0 (April 13, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • [Windows] Updated to FreeArc 0.67 alpha
  • CODE:
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.2.0
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • [W7+] Added localization for cascaded system's context menu entries
  • [Windows, installable] Options > Settings > Reset now also asks if the user wants to reset system integration
  • Bookmarks can now be sorted by name
  • File browser (details mode) shows icons for special paths
  • Find duplicate files and checksum/hash automatically switches browser to list mode to display results
  • Multi threading option is remembered
  • Navigation bar "+" button switches between navigation view and tree view
  • Improved treeview sidebar, showing icons for folders, disks and special paths
  • Function list moved to popup menu from button on the left of status bar
  • New multi-functional popup menu on the left of address bar, toggle between bookmarks, filesystem and history
  • Session history available as status bar view
  • Updated "Seven" theme
  • Various minor fixes and enhancements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Console field content is now automatically valorized when Console tab is accessed
  • Enumerate folder content option is now set as a switch in archive creation screen
  • Improved inclusion filters for archive creation
  • "Include only" apply inclusion filter to input directories (files individually added are always archived)
  • "Include also" allows to freely specify extra items/filters to be archived (works as inclusion filter worked in previous versions)
  • inclusion and exclusion lists accepts drag and drop of items from system
  • New Info mode for synthetic information about archive, old Info mode remapped to "List (with details)"
  • New Compression profiles list, automating settings for most common compression task (i.e. best compression, fast compression, protect with password, self extracting, keep output under specified size...)
  • the list is available in favourite formats dropdown menu, in Add button context menu (browser) and from arrow button on the left of OK (compression screen)
  • New task progress bar identifies tasks that are paused (yellow) or ended in error (red)

New in PeaZip 5.2.2 (February 25, 2014)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added preconfigured support for OneDrive path, when applicable
  • Improved help system and updated documentation
  • F1 points to translated tutorial (if available in selected language) featuring links to online resources and local help file
  • Alt+F1 points to local help file (English, .pdf format)
  • Shift+F1 points to online Support page, which features multilingual manuals, contacts etc
  • Ctrl+F1 points to online FAQ page, which features question & answer type guide to common topics
  • Existing language files were updated to include correct links to online resources and documentation
  • Open with associated application: changed behavior, now open using standard system's file association, while doubleclick checks internal extended file association with uncommon formats with PeaZip before
  • Standalone simplified GUI linked from main menu, Tools:
  • PeaExtractor minimal GUI for extraction of single archives
  • PeaUtils minimal GUI (new) for interactive use of file management features (hash, secure delete, etc)
  • Various minor fixes and visual updates.

New in PeaZip 5.2.1 (December 27, 2013)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved secure file delete and secure free space delete
  • All modes with n>=4 iterations now uses overwrite with all 0 and overwrite with al 1 (FF byte) for the two first iterations (followed by n-2 iteration overwriting with random data), faster and more secure due to most recommendations for secure deletion protocols, as USAF System Security Instruction 5020, Schneier's Algorithm, Communications Security Establishment Canada ITSG-06, British HMG Infosec Standard 5 Enhanced Standard
  • Updated Tracker link, and improved links to online resources
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Installer built with new InnoSetup 5.5.4

New in PeaZip 5.2 (November 25, 2013)

  • BACKEND:
  • UPX 3.91
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Re-introduced local help file for offline support
  • (Windows Vista and newer) Improved UAC integration for archiving and extraction functions
  • Improved file deletion modes:
  • Added very_fast mode (single pass random data) to Secure delete
  • Fast mode (two pass random data) is now default mode for secure delete
  • Added Zero delete, deletion mode overwriting existing file with all 0
  • (Windows) Introduced free space deletion modes:
  • Added Secure delete free space, overwriting with random data multiple times (same as secure file delete)
  • Added Zero delete free space, overwriting with all 0 to improve compressibility of filesystem (i.e. disk image backup, virtual machine optimization)
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • "Extract all to" starts from input folder (or default extraction path, if set)
  • Implemented extract/archive to original input folder: multiple input files from different paths can be extracted/archived each in its own path in a single pass
  • 177 file extensions supported:
  • Added support for .msu (Microsoft update) and .mpp (Microsoft Project file)

New in PeaZip 5.1.1 (October 7, 2013)

  • CODE:
  • Recompiled with Lazarus 1.0.12
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added Box.com default directory as recognized cloud storage
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Backspace keyboard shortcut correctly mapped in order to allw backspace use for editing text strings
  • Ctrl+Z/O/W changed to Shift+Ctrl+Z/O/W to avoid opening by mistake multiple instances to open selected objects
  • Fixed: title sting correctly applied when returning from extraction screen using "extract all" switch
  • Various minor fixes and improvements

New in PeaZip 5.1.0 (September 2, 2013)

  • CODE:
  • Package naming convention changed to fixed mayor.minor.revision format in order to always have 5 byte size for version string
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows Vista and more recent) Added Schedule tab integrated with system Task Scheduler for ease of creating scheduled archiving/extraction (i.e. backup/restore) scripts from a single place
  • Improved bookmarks: when all bookmarks are deleted from application, bookmark list stays empty; when bookmarks are deleted by application reset or deleting bookmarks file, default bookmarks are listed
  • Various fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added support for .ipsw iOS devices firmware packages, 175 file extensions are now supported
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Added "Check for updates link" in installer and system integration wizard

New in PeaZip 5.0.1 (July 22, 2013)

  • CODE:
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.0.10
  • Windows installer compiled with InnoSetup 5.5.3
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added file name information in non readable archive dialog
  • Fixed special folders (desktop, root etc) are now translated in localization language
  • Fixed some untranslated strings
  • Fixed disabling unused keyboard shortcut in each context
  • Fixed don't show file browser's hint if application is not in foreground
  • (Windows installer, Vista and more recent) added option to reset current configuration during installation process
  • Various minor fixes and improvements

New in PeaZip 5.0 (June 24, 2013)

  • BACKEND:
  • PEA 0.44
  • UPX 3.09
  • CODE:
  • Code cleanup
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Bookmarks branch in navigation tree moved on first position, starts by default maximized and containing common useful locations
  • Improved breadcrumb context menu, unified with refresh menu:
  • features history menu
  • features entries to open in specified path the system's file explorer, command prompt, new instance of PeaZip, properties, and web search
  • features quick access to relevat filesystem paths (same as "Filesystem" menu top level)
  • Improved tasks wrapper (gwrap) for readability and clarity, explore input and output paths is now featured
  • Improved Settings: reorganized and simplified
  • Improved speed of adding items to archiving operations: by default directories' content is enumerated only on request (in layout's context menu)
  • Improved tool bars, added New folder button in file manager bar and Rename in image manager
  • Improved web search function for quick access to most relevant web resources
  • New history menu containing recently visited pats and archives, session history and breadcrumb of current path (also in archive/extraction interface)
  • System tools deduplicated and moved to context menu, always accessible, more tools available:
  • (Windows Vista and more recent) Added "Open PowerShell here" function
  • Various fixes and improvements, including:
  • (Windows) Added quick links to user's music, pictures, and videos folders in browsing, and archiving/extraction interfaces
  • (Windows) Free disk space and % displayed in standard status bar and in archiveing/axtraction interfaces
  • (Windows) Improved adding multiple items from context menu functions
  • Added support for displaying thumbnails of xpm, and pgm images
  • Improved accessibility to various functions like bookmarks, web search, show thumbnails, open new instance, explore path...
  • Uniformed various menus and submenus so same groups of functions are easier to find at first sight
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed: extract to new folder now ignored in drag and drop operations consistently to how most file archivers work
  • Sizes of single input itmes in readable form
  • 174 file extensions supported:
  • added support to .crx Google Chrome extension, .maff Mozilla archive format, .mdf Alcohol 120 image files, and OPC files .cddx and .appv (Microsoft Application Virtualization)

New in PeaZip 4.9.2 (April 24, 2013)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea updated to 0.43 release
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Enlarged small icon size
  • 16 px icons are now shown in 20px areas (as in Vista and newer systems file explorer) to improve usability on touch devices and high resolution screens
  • Improved Recent menu
  • menu displays also folders relevant for recent activities
  • recent folders quick selection menu in archiving and extraction interfaces does not contain duplicate recent pats
  • Various minor fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed PEA format single volume size issue on Win64
  • Fixed "keyfile not found" issue for PEA format extraction

New in PeaZip 4.9.1 (March 28, 2013)

  • CODE:
  • Updated Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto library units to 2013-01-07 release
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.0.8
  • x86_64 packages natively compiled for Windows and Linux
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • if default text file is deleted automatically switch to English
  • if items in recent archives are not found are automatically removed from recent list
  • fixed information on current directory content
  • default height set to multiple of medium/large icon sizes

New in PeaZip 4.9 (March 8, 2013)

  • CODE:
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.0.6
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Context menu "Add to (format)" directly starts compression without requiring further user interaction
  • Context menu "Add to .ZIP" "Zip and mail" and "Add to .7Z" uses default compression settings
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • New theming engine with 16, 32, 48 and 96px icons.
  • New style options for decoration of image thumbnails, Options > Browser > Style
  • New Image manager context menu replicating main Image manager tool bar functions
  • New keyboard shortcuts:
  • Backspace or Alt+left: go back
  • Alt+right: go forward
  • Alt+up: go up one level
  • Esc: exit compression and extraction interfaces
  • F4: go to root
  • Ctrl+F4: go to desktop
  • Shift+F4: go to home
  • Various fixes and improvements:
  • Drag and drop information box shows destination path
  • Improved browser presets
  • Sort by name is always the secondary sorting criteria
  • When "Extract to new folder" option is checked it is displayed with a plus sign in "Extract" and "Extract all to" icons

New in PeaZip 4.8.1 (January 31, 2013)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added shared sync folders to predefined system paths for navigation, extraction and compression, automatically detected: Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Ubuntu One
  • Bar toggling buttons (tools, address, navigation) now displays context menu on click for faster switching and better discoverability of alternative bars
  • Navigation menus were uniformed and was reduced duplication of navigation features
  • Details view now by default without thumbnails for more speed and lower resource usage, quicker switching to icons and images mode in Status bar
  • Improved bookmarking
  • Any file type can be bookmarked, bookmarked non-archive files are opened with associated applications
  • Bookmarks can be added by drag and drop from the system and from PeaZip
  • Status bar:
  • Two icons for faster and more intuitive switching details / icons and pictures styles
  • Password / Keyfile icon on the right side, alongside other icons
  • One click button to close advanced views (bookmarks, clipboard, etc) and return to status bar
  • Reduced amount of information displayed on right side about navigation and selection, for better focus on important information
  • Address bar:
  • Address filed / search filed separator can now be adjusted
  • Search context menu displayed clicking on search button
  • Refresh context menu displays refresh, history and recent archives
  • Improved switching from breadcrumb to classic address field
  • Minor visual enhancements, tool bar buttons with text on the side by default for better use of vertical space
  • Various minor fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Set password control displayed as button and moved in output parameters area for better visibility
  • Reorganized Extraction and Archiving status bar information
  • Context menu button in Archiving and Extraction status bar on the left of confirmation button
  • Favourite archive formats context menu in Archiving interface launches directly compression/conversion in the selected format
  • Extract here / to new folder context menu in Extraction interface launches direct extraction
  • Uniformed password information, with same colour code representation of password strength as in Password dialog
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Fixed some issues of cascaded menu
  • limited maximum number of cascaded menu items as some systems does not handle correctly more than 16 elements
  • for filetypes not associated with PeaZip all the extraction actions are now featured on the bottom of the menu

New in PeaZip 4.8 (November 23, 2012)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Image manager, handles BMP, JPEG, PNG and TIFF images
  • rotate, flip, mirror
  • crop
  • transform: resize/fit to, and convert in a single passage
  • Functions side bar: quick acess to alphabetically sorted most commonly used functions of the program
  • Presets in Organize menu collects most common browser's settings, featured also in Organize group in context menu and in status bar - Browser's presets can be toggled with Alt+6, Sorting is now toggled with Alt+5
  • Updated themes and PeaLauncher icon
  • Various minor fixes and enhancements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Improved mail integration
  • Send by mail option featured in main archive creation/conversion tab
  • Send by mail by default now does not keep a copy of the sent archive on the filesystem
  • Added Keep archive switch to optionally save on the filesystem archives sent by mail
  • Added -add2multi7zmail and -add2multizipmail switches (for context menu entries) to copress and mail
  • Added "Zip and mail" context menu entry, enabled by default, in context menu install screen
  • Added WIM to quick format selection menus
  • Fixed Convert quick format selection popup menu when browsing archives, only formats suitable for conversion procedure are presented
  • Fixed opening with custom application inside ARC format
  • PeaLauncher minimized status is inherited by following instances, in order to not steal focus when multiple instances are operating in background
  • Previewing archived files with PeaZip sets the temporary copy read only, so the user is presented "save as" dialog if files are changed
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • New installation option "No system integration", avoids menu entries and file associations
  • Default, Custom and No system integration options are now available in the Options > System integration wizard

New in PeaZip 4.7.3 (October 29, 2012)

  • 171 file extensions supported: added explicit support for Open Packaging Conventions file formats (Windows 8 .appx, AutoCAD .dwfx, .xps, etc)
  • Fixed: it is now possible to disable multithreading for 7z backend
  • New high resolution Windows icon for the application
  • Updated Spanish, and Galician translations

New in PeaZip 4.7.2 (September 18, 2012)

  • BACKEND:
  • ZPAQ updated to 4.04
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Fixed: corrected some extraction jobs not being launched from "Console" tab reporting illegal character in job definition
  • Re-introduced by default "Extract here" and "Extract here (to new folder)" in SendTo menu
  • Start with no selection so "Add", "Convert", and "Extract" starts a new empty layout by default
  • Minor: full screen and Immersive shortcuts listed in Organize > Dock; bars color changed to clForm in themes (better integrates in Windows 8 UI); improved layout of Settings form for better support variable sized fonts
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed: Two-factor authentication not enabled for self executable archives, only the password is applied as sfx module supports only password authentication
  • PeaLauncher shows the name of the archive in form title during extraction

New in PeaZip 4.7.1 (August 21, 2012)

  • Updated translations
  • Various fixes and UI enhancements
  • Improved Advanced filters form
  • Improved Console tab in extraction and archiving interfaces
  • Uniformed Button Panels design over the application

New in PeaZip 4.7 (August 13, 2012)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Quick approximate calculation of possible compression in Archive creation interface and with List function
  • Calculation of password strength in password form
  • Random password generation (Ctrl+F9) can optionally create password containing symbols alongside mixed case characters and numbers
  • Windows) Added "Move to recycle bin" deletion mode, default action pressing Del key; quick deletion moved to Ctrl+Del shortcut
  • Various minor improvements
  • Show thumbnails flag featured in quick browser organization menus (in context menu and status bar)
  • Open as archive featured in Open with dropdown menu in File manager bar
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added semaphore to improve performances, optimize system's resource usage, and increase reliability operating on multiple instances launched from system's context menu
  • "Extract here" and "Extract here (in new folder)" function uses semaphore to schedule one job at time, password requests are prompted at once to optimize user's time usage and don't interrupt scheduler's work
  • "Extract to..." function, that already creates a single job queue, can operate in parallel to the semaphore when it is needed by the user to launch other independent jobs
  • Main extraction parameters are reported in extraction interface's form caption and on drag and drop information box
  • 158 file extensions supported (added .tb2)

New in PeaZip 4.6.1 (July 11, 2012)

  • Added context menu to all "+" areas to quickly customize all function bars.
  • Updated translations.
  • Minor fixes.

New in PeaZip 4.6 (June 13, 2012)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea backend updated to 0.40
  • UPX backed updated to 3.08
  • CODE:
  • Updated used Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto libraries with packages crc_hash_2012-03-27, ppch_2012-03-27, and util_2012-03-27
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added "Recent archives" group in Navigation bar
  • Added quick link to "Users" folder in Filesystem group (in Navigation bar and navigation menus)
  • Improved quick jump context menu (Navigation bar, breadcrumb), now displaying first 4 bookmarks and first 4 recent archives for quick access
  • Improved address bar dropdown menu bar
  • Improved application toolbar:
  • Added secure delete and properties buttons to archive manager toolbar, improved additional functions drop down menu
  • New file manager toolbar containing buttons of most common file management features
  • "+" icon on the right of the toolbar area toggles archive manager and file manager toolbars, consistently with navigation and status bar
  • Improved handling of Pea file format and of utilities provided through Pea backend:
  • PEA/UNPEA operations now takes password/keyfile from PeaZip consistently with other formats
  • Pea format volume check algorithm is now set in context sensitive way with PeaZip GUI, if password is set AES EAX256 encryption is used, else SHA hash is used
  • Pea executable auto closes if no error is encountered, improving its use for chained operations: PEA/UNPEA, file split/join, secure delete
  • Improved saving resource usage when displaying several thousands of items, update intervals are better scaled
  • Updated themes
  • Fixed: dynamically loading SHMultiFileProperties to allow running the application on Windows 2000 and previous systems
  • Various minor fixes and improvements:
  • Added switches -add2archive-add add to existing archive (if found) and -add2archive-update as previous switch, but updates only if files in archive are older
  • Improved browsing UNC paths
  • Improved displaying file types and icons inside some types of archive
  • Reorganized System tools submenu
  • 157 extensions supported: added support for IMA, IMG and IMZ disk images, and AIR Adobe installer files

New in PeaZip 4.5.1 (May 10, 2012)

  • Added support for Open Office 1.x fils (SX*/ST*), PCV MozBackup files, BSZ (BS Player), RMSKIN (Rainmeter), WSZ/WAL (Winamp), and WMZ (Windows Media Player) skin files
  • Fixed untranslated strings in UI
  • Fixed bug in navigating non mapped network paths from the breadcrumb

New in PeaZip 4.5 (April 10, 2012)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added keyboard shortcuts
  • Ctrl+Alt+F3 (web search form) and Shift+Alt+F3 (web search on peazip.org)
  • Ctrl+F5 (open path) Shift+F5 (open archive)
  • Windows) New quick window docking menu: send PeaZip to the four sides and angles of the desktop with Ctrl+Alt+arrow
  • Windows) Added "Properties" dialog in context menu
  • Added switches
  • add2multiseparate: start a single instance, add multiple input to archive, each to separate archive
  • add2multisplit (replaces add2split): start a single instance, add multiple input to file split (consolidate in tar if it is not a single file)
  • ext2browseasarchive: force opening the file as archive
  • Windows) Added "Check for updates" feature in help group
  • Fixed display the application in foreground when started
  • Windows) Improved startup times in slow network environment
  • By default, does not get mapped network drives information
  • If set to get information, in case of failure the switch is ignored for the session, and then tried again in next sessions
  • Improved "Save job definition"
  • Featured as context menu in archiving and extraction interfaces
  • Windows) by default saves as .bat file with default system's character encoding, so the script can be directly executed
  • It is now possible to save job definition for extracting multiple files at once
  • It is now possible to save job definition for archiving each input item to separate archives
  • Job definition scripts are saved by default in PeaZip's applications data path (user specific for installable version)
  • Improved file split/join features
  • Windows) Split file featured by default in system context menu
  • Split is by default a favourite format (Add button's context menu, Archive interface)
  • Re-introduced file split/join entries in File tools submenu
  • Selecting Split format automatically switches volume size to Custom
  • Fixed a graphic glitch in displaying file split buttons
  • No checksum by default, consistently with default behavior of other file split utilities
  • Improved file/archive manager
  • Improved context menu, now divided in 3 functional areas
  • Archive management (top) add, extract, test, password...
  • Navigation (middle) navigation and organization features (browser mode, sorting, select)
  • File management (bottom) open with, rename, delete, properties...
  • Improved status area
  • Status area displays a quick switch button between views (same as Alt+8)
  • Status bar and Details bar displays basic controls to customize browser type and size
  • Improved Details view
  • Improved toolbar area, buttons are auto sized for optimal placement
  • Improved navigation bar
  • More prominence given to Open path, Open archive, and Search and drag here, moved in a top level branch expaneded by default
  • Application menu opens selected objects with chosen application, launches the application if nothing is selected
  • Added quick jump context menu to navigation bar (same popup menu as for the root of breadcrumb in the address bar)
  • Improved Web search adding search in Google+ and SourceForge
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Windows 7+) Added option to use non-cascaded menu as alternative to default cascaded menus (flag Custom during installation, or run System integration wizard)
  • Added -ext2browseasarchive "Open as archive" action for any file type
  • Added "Extract archives" to any file type when the menu is cascaded, as quick shortcut to open extraction interface (accepts dropping files) or fallback if an archive type is not associated with PeaZip for any reason
  • Removed emergency Start menu link "Reset PeaZip", moved as .bat in PeaZip's /res folder
  • SendTo menu by default features Add, Extract, Open as archive, and Browse path with PeaZip entries

New in PeaZip 4.4 (January 29, 2012)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • 136 file extensions supported (added .oxt file format)
  • Fixed integration of PEA format with context menu
  • Fixed untranslated text in Password form
  • Improved extraction against unintended automatic extraction without paths: when extracting while browsing in flat mode the ignore paths directive is overridden
  • Improved deleting directories, first retry automatically (in case files temporarily locked by the system or resident software during the first attempt), then ask user about possible locked files
  • Improved -peazipreset switch for selective removal of configuration and of customizations (Applications, Bookmarks, and Password manager)
  • It is now possible to use only keyfiles for encryption (alongside only password, or both), consistently with Password manager encryption
  • Password manager shows up to date dropdown menu in Password form each time it is updated
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Archiving and extraction interfaces were made simpler to read and use
  • Input area is now in the top side of the form in the first tab, output area (with output name and most important options) is in the bottom area
  • Removed redundant information and graphic
  • Improved aspect with larger fonts, and on Linux
  • In archiving interface compression level option was added in the first tab, and output name fild can be directly edited (changing archive type and using dialog displays standard name suggestion, as in previous versions)
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • By default now only "Add to archive" and "Browse path with PeaZip" are created in SendTo menu

New in PeaZip 4.3 (December 26, 2011)

  • BACKEND:
  • Added support to open as archive EPUB ebook file format, a total of 135 file extensions are supported - formats usually not handled as archives can be opened from PeaZip's context menu "Open as archive" rather being associated with the application directly, which would be inconvenient for most users.
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Address field can now be set to be viewed as breadcrumb (default) or string, with "Show address as breadcrumb" flag in address bar navigation dropdown menu
  • Improved password management:
  • Flag "Keep password for current session" (default) in password form, to remember password and keyfile for the current session; unflagging this option password and keyfile are kept until a new archive is browsed
  • Fixed bug in keeping "Show password" flag
  • Keyfile field now accepts paste and free edit
  • Password manager:
  • passwords list (may even contain keyfiles name, if desired) can be saved with authenticated encryption and optional two factor authentication
  • a default password is used unless the user sets password and/or keyfile, recommended to keep privacy of data saved in the password manager
  • once password/keyfile is set, authentication will be required before accessing data from password manager
  • password list is shown in password form, in the dropdown menu on the left of password filed (when selected, are automatically applied to confirmation field)
  • password and notes can also be copied and pasted where needed, i.e. password manager can be used to store passwords for other applications, websites, etc
  • password list can be exported:
  • as plain text file, containing unencrypted data, for any use
  • as encrypted file, for backup:
  • a password list's .bak file can be manually imported back as password manager file, renaming it as pm (no extension) and copying it to PeaZip's configuration path (linked in Options > Settings); this file will have the same content and password it had when it was originally saved. This mechanism in example allows to roll back to a previous password list, or maintain various off line password lists, or exchange protected password lists with other users or other machines
  • Improved search:
  • It is now possible to set search recursivity from search popup menu
  • It is now possible to set default for search recursivity
  • Fixed: create ARC with relative paths fails if path contains space
  • Open as archive moved to root level of file browser context menu for better visibility

New in PeaZip 4.2 (November 21, 2011)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Immersive mode for file browser (full screen, no window border), toggle with Ctrl+F11 (option is volatile, not saved in configuration, it is just meant for enhancing browsing space on request)
  • Improved custom applications menus:
  • allows 8 more applications, links or scripts
  • automatically detects recent AVG versions, Microsoft Security Essentials, Google Chrome
  • Improved thumbnail viewer:
  • does not rebuild thumbnails when sorting
  • free memory changing small/large icon size
  • Fixed: (Windows) browsing computer's root may fail at application startup
  • Fixed: (Windows) loading list of objects from system context menu may not work under some conditions, only the first time application runs in a session
  • Fixed: descending sorting is now remembered
  • Fixed: correct size is now reported in status bar for selected items over 2GB
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • ARC format, now archiving relative paths by default, optionally absolute paths can be stored (advanced options tab in archive creation interface)
  • More information dispayed in report tab during operation: completed strings are displayed
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Reduce packages size: some superseeded formats (lpaq1/5, paq8f/jd/l) moved to external plugin
  • uses uncompressed Winodws icons (package compression is more efficient)

New in PeaZip 4.1 (October 22, 2011)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 0.39
  • CODE:
  • Optimized installer, help file is now by default online, users save it locally only if desired
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • File tools
  • Checksum/hash (selected/displayed) files fully integrated in file manager, algorithm can be selected from a wide array of 15 algorithms: Adler32, CRC16/24/32/64, eDonkey, MD4, MD5, Ripemd160, SHA1, SHA224/256/386/512, Whirlpool512
  • Fast duplicate finder (selected/displayed) fully integrated in file manager, can find duplicate files in directories or search filters, uses the algorithm selected for Checksum/hash function
  • Split/Join file entry hidden in File tools submenu, as the features are fully integrated in Add/Extract
  • Fixed: quick and secure delete functions can now operate on read only files (Windows)
  • Improved handling potentially lengthy job interacting with file manager
  • checksum, find duplicates and rename displays progress in title bar, and have an uniform activity indicator (progress bar in address bar), and uniform model for stopping (stop button in address bar)
  • Improved address bar
  • Added history context menu to back and forward icons
  • Added computer's root icon in address bar's breadcrumb
  • Added context menu with synthetic quick jump list (most common filesystem paths and bookmarks 1..8) to computer's root icon
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Ctrl+F2 copy to
  • Shift+F2 move to
  • Ctrl+F4 browse computer root (Ctrl+U removed)
  • Shift+F4 browse desktop
  • F7 add to bookmarks
  • Ctrl+F7 open in a new instance of PeaZip
  • Shif+F7 open command prompt in selected path
  • Alt+F7 explore selected path
  • Advanced filters shortcut changed to Shift+F9
  • Ctrl+F10 run as different user
  • Alt+F10 run as administrator
  • F11 toggle maximized mode
  • Rename single or multiple selected files using middle mouse button
  • Search
  • Searching from filter field now apply recursivity, if set, as searching with F3
  • Simple search mode in Organize menu (optional, flagged by default) for easier searches
  • Various speed and responsiveness improvements
  • (Windows Vista and newer) UAC integration: main menu Options > Run as administrator (Alt+F10) to perform operations requiring elevated permission
  • (Linux) fixed problem in Ctrl+A to select all
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Archiving path is cheched if accessible and writeable before attempting to write the output file
  • More information given in the graphic wrapper during extraction/archiving operations

New in PeaZip 4.0 (September 22, 2011)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) File manager shows image thumbnails and information about graphic files, only while browsing/searching the filesystem thumbnails does not get stored thumbnails calculation generates a set of 4 dedicated threads, if folder or search filter is changed a new set of threads is created and old threads are stopped as soon as possible (file level and thread level granularity: each thread can be stopped separately, at the completition of each image)
  • Organize > Show picture thumbnails in main menu toggle the feature on/off
  • No file is selected when an archive is opened (generally, anytime listing root level of the archive), so by default extract button performs "extract all"
  • F2 remapped to rename file(s) as in Windows' file explorer
  • Unchanged: Ctrl+F2 browse desktop, Shift+F2 browse computer root, Ctrl+Shift+F2 browse archive's root
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • PeaLauncher improved as standalone application, at startup accepts drag and drop of a single archive to be extracted (or alternatively it can start file selection dialog)
  • Elapsed time string shows minutes and seconds if the job takes more than one minute

New in PeaZip 3.9.1 (August 28, 2011)

  • BACKEND:
  • Fewer FreeArc's SFX modules are now embedded by default: arc-tiny.linux.sfx, freearc.sfx, freearc-installer.sfx, freearc-tiny.sfx. If needed, other self extracting modules can still be downloaded from FreeArc's official website for free.
  • Main executables are no longer compressed with UPX, resulting in a bit larger disk occupation (about 7MB) but smaller installer (about 1.5 MB) and less RAM usage (each instance does no longer need to be uncompressed in memory to run)
  • If it is critical to reduce disk occupation, executables can be compressed with UPX through PeaZip itself
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added history popup menu rightclicking on refresh button in address bar
  • Added search history popup menu rightclicking on search button in address bar
  • Changed low contrast text color to avoid it being the same color of default form color in Classic Windows theme for Vista/7
  • Minor fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed speed calculation for jobs lasting past midnight
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • 64 bit version has now WIN64 in application name
  • New icons for most common archive formats 7Z, RAR and ZIP/ZIPX

New in PeaZip 3.9 (August 1, 2011)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Fixed bug in saving window's height when using PeaZip from context menu
  • Re-introduced and improved contextual menus for toolbar buttons
  • Add: shows favorite formats menu to directly select the archive format
  • Convert: as add, but the favorite format menu starts archive conversion
  • Extract: shows menu to extract all and (when browsing archives) displayed or selected content
  • Extract all to: shows quick extraction menu
  • Test: shows additional functions menu
  • Reorganized keyboard shortcuts
  • Organize shortcuts, related the way file/archive browser displays content, are associated to Alt combinations
  • Alt+0 swap tool bar (priority to functions) and address bar (priority to navigation)
  • Alt+1 hide/show menu bar
  • Alt+2 toggle toolbar mode
  • Alt+3 hide/show address bar
  • Alt+4 toggle navigation bar
  • Alt+5 toggle broser mode
  • Alt+6 toggle
  • Alt+7 Toggle sorting
  • Ctrl+Alt+1 sort by name
  • Ctrl+Alt+2 sort by type
  • Ctrl+Alt+3 sort by size
  • Ctrl+Alt+4 sort by packed size
  • Ctrl+Alt+5 sort by date
  • Ctrl+Alt+6 sort by attributes
  • Ctrl+Alt+7 sort by crc
  • Alt+8 toggle status bar
  • Shift+Alt+0..6 jump to specific status bar view
  • Alt+9 configure custom applications
  • Quick options (Shift+Ctrl combinations): added Shift+Ctrl+O to toggle "open output path when job completes"
  • Common operations are associated to Ctrl combinations (unchanged)
  • F3 start search while in PeaZip's file browser, and system's search while in other modes (in order to search and drag files/folder to PeaZip)
  • Alt+F3 always start system's search
  • Reorganized browser's context menu and other GUI elements
  • explore path made more prominent, featured in main context menu (and in navigation popup menu)
  • select all made more prominent featured in main context menu grouped with Sort by submenu
  • displayed sort column in status bar, especially useful when browser is not in Details mode
  • Themes:
  • added 48 px icons, used in "icons" mode (any browser's size)
  • added themes with embedded graphic: Seven-embedded (now default theme for all systems) and Nographic-embedded
  • Seven and Firecrystal themes are distributed as compressed packages, this allows faster installation deploying less files
  • Size submenu in Organize, for selecting size of browser's icons:
  • small (default) small icons 16 px (in details and list mode) / large icons 64 px (in icons mode)
  • medium 32 px / 128 px
  • large 64 px / 256 px
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added extraction support for ZIPX format
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Added file association for ZIPX files
  • Added shortcut in Start menu to reset the application to factory settings
  • 134 file extensions supported (.zipx files)

New in PeaZip 3.8 (June 12, 2011)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) 7z updated to 9.22 beta
  • Pea 0.36
  • CODE:
  • Added a constant switch COMPQT to fix some visual and functional problems compiling the application for Qt on Linux, default is 0, if experiencing problems with the compiled binary set it to 1 for better results on Qt on Linux
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added write support for WIM and XZ formats
  • Added context menu handlers for right button drag and drop operation from application to system
  • from file browser: move, copy, extract, extract in new folder
  • from within archives: extract selected here, extract all here (both also in new folder)
  • Added "Extract all to..." button on toolbar
  • Fixed adding files to existing archives through "Add" procedure
  • Fixed updating archive content in application window bar after delete operations
  • Fixed browsing files with .bz extension and its variants
  • Fixed creating new folder if folder with same name exists, in extraction and archive conversion
  • Fixed restoring archive content in application window bar after exiting "Extract" procedure
  • Fixed show correct path in the breadcrumb when opening and empty or non readable archive
  • Various minor fixes
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Used InnoSetup ANSI version to keep compatibility with 9x systems
  • 133 file extensions supported (improved support for .bz2 variants; .ipa files)

New in PeaZip 3.7 (April 6, 2011)

  • CODE:
  • Compiled with -O3 optimizations
  • Compiled with Lazarus 0.9.30, done preliminary code cleanup to improve compatibility with 0.9.31 and following releases
  • Replaced TNotebook (deprecated) with TPageControl
  • File manager related functions moved from pea_utils (dependent on crypto library) to list_utils (not dependent on the crypto library)
  • Moved application's initialization code from FormCreate to FormShow event
  • Updated *_utils units to introduce new features for improving and customizing the application
  • Used pure pascal replacement for crc_hash library units
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Automatic hint window on Listview to highlight data about file/folder below the mouse cursor
  • (Windows) Improved browser aspect in Icon mode
  • Improved navigation
  • Added breadcrumb address field displaying up to 8 parent paths
  • click on names to jump to parent directories
  • click on spacer arrows or on free space on the breadcrumb to switch to classic editable address field, leave the control to return to the breadcrumb
  • rightclick on the breadcrumb to show a popup menu displaying full path of parent paths (up to 8) and computer's root
  • Implemented fast swicthing between navigation and treeview mode navigator
  • Improved navigation sidebar's treeview mode (Shift+Ctrl+3), navigating a folder updates the selected foler in the treeview
  • Simplified address bar
  • Removed history button from address bar (it is featured in navigation button on the left of the address field)
  • Refresh placed on the right of address field
  • Search placed on the right of filter field
  • Improved sorting: sorting is possible also in non-details modes using "Sort by" menu in main menu and browser's context menu
  • Linked PeaZip's tracker in help menu to help users in filing bug reports and feature requests
  • Tool bar and Address bar can be swapped in position to give visual priority either to functions or to navigation
  • Themes: tool bar and address bar can be optionally themed with a texture
  • Web search: added menu entries to search with PeaZip Search, powered by Google Custom Search
  • Various minor fixes and enhancements
  • ARCHIVING:
  • When creating archives containing multiple files or folders, the archive is named as the parent folder of the items, except if "add to separate archives" option is flagged.

New in PeaZip 3.6.2 (February 27, 2011)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved recognition of malformed archives not explicitly listing folders' entries, now PeaZip is able to auto-switch to Flat view in order to show the full content of those archives in all tested cases
  • Pre-set chunk sizes for DVD and DVD-DL decreased by 1MB in order to work without problems with most burning applications
  • Better protection against unwanted multiple click on Ok for archiving and extraction operations
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Improved displaying information about the software to the end user

New in PeaZip 3.6.1 (February 10, 2011)

  • CODE:
  • Compiled with -O3 optimizations
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • File browser can now rename (Ctrl+R) multiple files at once
  • Fixed: correct handling of maximized window state
  • Fixed: navigating from the treeview updates history
  • Improved sorting, sort function keeps context of previously sorted columns
  • Middle mouse button navigate up one level
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • Translations updated

New in PeaZip 3.6 (December 26, 2010)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated to Pea 0.34
  • CODE:
  • Updated Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto lybrary with crc_hash_2010-12-19
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Fixed: installable version unable to update archives on Windows 64 bit
  • default 7z working dir (-w parameter) changed to explicitly set to use output path
  • if 7z working dir is set to temporary folder, let 7z determinate the appropriate path
  • when deleting files from a file supported through 7z backend, apply 7z working dir preference
  • Fixed button position and size with large fonts / high dpi
  • StringGrid's rows are now auto sized
  • Modal buttons text is now translated
  • Open output path moved from Options to Add and Extract interfaces for better visibility
  • On archive creation, if password is set and the format supports encryption, the encryption label is evidenced in green for better visibility
  • New option for ignoring paths for drag and drop extraction (default on)
  • with ignore path directive applied, extraction through 7z and freearc backends will be performed using e (extract without paths) instead of x (extract with paths), in order to extract files from the archive without recreating the parent path's directory tree on the extraction destination
  • with this new directive applied by default, all partial extraction operations starting from the file/archive browser (extract and open, and extraction by drag and drop), behaves uniformly trying to extract selected file(s) without recreating parent path tree
  • the directive is overridden if a directory is selected, as extraction without paths will lose information about directory tree below that directory
  • see Options > Settings, Open archive tab for fine tuning "ignore paths" directives
  • 129 file extensions supported
  • Added support for .APK (Android package) and .SAR, and .IMF (IncrediMail)

New in PeaZip 3.5.1 (December 13, 2010)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated to UPX 3.07
  • CODE:
  • Updated Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto library units to latest available version
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Fixed: opening a password protected archive counts as password validation, so the password confirmation field inherits password field value
  • Fixed: "Encrypt also file names" option is ignored for formats not supporting this feature
  • "Encrypt also file names" flag is now remembered
  • Removed -x.y version suffix from language file names so next version's updates will preserved user-selected language
  • It is possible to select existing themes (previously loaded custom temes) with directory selection dialog

New in PeaZip 3.5 (November 26, 2010)

  • BACKEND:
  • Windows) 7z 9.20 stable
  • Windows) 7z.sfx and 7z-con.sfx modules updated to 9.20 stable version, customised with PeaZip icons
  • Pea 0.33, updated look and feel of the utility
  • FILE MANAGERP:
  • fixed some non translated text strings
  • fixed: don't ask for password confirmation for extraction operations
  • ask confirmation for archiving and browsing (password set during browsing is used by default for archiving, as in WinRAR/7-Zip); never ask for confirmation if "Show password field" flag is set
  • new quick extraction menu and keyboard shortcut Ctrl+0 to extract to same path of last successfull extraction operation
  • reorganized info mode for status bar (Ctrl+Alt+2)
  • themes modified in order to be released as autonomous packages:
  • default and no graphic themes are in application's path, custom themes are in configuration path (application's path for portable versions, in user's home/application data for installable versions)
  • themes are distributed as compressed packages (supported: 7z, zip and rar)
  • custom theme packages can be created by PeaZip
  • for further customization: theme file can be edited as plain utf8-text, program's graphic can be edited as bitmap files, theme package is built compressing the theme directory in 7z, zip or rar format using any compression utility
  • (update recommended) updated web links to new PeaZip site
  • added Mininova as featured search engine
  • 126 file extensions supported:
  • added .sfs and .image

New in PeaZip 3.4 (October 25, 2010)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) updated to 7z 9.17 beta
  • CODE:
  • Updated units of Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto library
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved information reported by PeaLauncher, when applicable total and selected size of extraction operation reported separately
  • Improved indication of progress during long operation
  • if an operation exceeds 0.5 seconds it is shown a (simil)marquee progress bar
  • if an operation exceeds 0.5 seconds the refresh button is changed in stop button, allowing to stop current operation
  • to prevent loss of time and user's focus a fresh instance of PeaZip is started in the last directory while the old instance is handled in background
  • Added PanelIntro, usually not visible due to the speed of a normal startup
  • if startup of the program is slowed for any reason user is informed about loading progress (0 inital form status 1 configuration and theming files loaded 2 input parameters parsed and executed)
  • controls cannot be clicked for error until GUI is fully loaded and ready to accept user's input
  • some controls load faster as they aren't visible
  • Improved file browser
  • Tighter integration with extraction interface
  • New toolbar button on the right of "Extract", featuring a menu for
  • direct extraction of the whole archive (or selected archives) to most commonly used locations
  • check and modify most common extraction settings
  • New keyboard shortcuts available bot in browser and in extraction interfaces for "Extract all to..." (Ctrl+E or F12), "Extract all here" (Ctrl+Alt+E), "Extract all to Desktop" (Ctrl+Shift+E), "Extract all to Documents" (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E); Ctrl+1..8 extract to bookmark's 1..8 path (if defined); Ctrl+9 extract to default output path (if defined).
  • Extraction from context menu made context sensitive, if no archive is selected the extract/test entries are disabled
  • Added small icons mode for file browser
  • Changed Toolbar modes: 3 with large and 3 with small icons (text below, text on the right, no text), and text only mode
  • Toolbar is now set to large mode by default for better readability of main program's function
  • Remapped function keys:
  • Ctrl+* shortcuts for status bar types remapped to Ctrl+Alt+*
  • Ctrl+F9 create keyfile
  • F12 extract all to...
  • Apps moved to a separate modal form, reachable in Organize menu
  • Theme moved to a separate form, reachable in Options menu
  • (Windows) Configure system integration entry now reachable in Options menu
  • Default language file now changed to default.txt, that can be overwritten (i.e. by hand, or by custom installers or configuration script) to start by default the application in a non-Englih language; resetting the application will then result to swicth back to the language chosen for default.txt
  • Rationalized themes moving some common decoration elements from separate bitmaps to non-themed graphic resources of the executable
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • 124 file extensions supported
  • added .fla; use Open with... > Open as archive to open, as for other non-archive types (supported formats not originally meant to be used as classic archives)

New in PeaZip 3.3 (September 15, 2010)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) updated to 7z 9.16 beta
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • improved capability of launching favourite programs and websites from file browser
  • "Open..." group in navigation menu to launch most common operations (such as open file or directory) and favourite applications and websites
  • new "Run" entry to type and launch arbitrary programs or websites
  • new "Web search" dialog for launching single or multiple searches at once
  • added alternative command for advanced applications/scripts group, to be executed if no parameter is received
  • updated integration with Avira and Virustotal
  • (Windows) improved aspect of drag and drop information panel
  • (Windows Vista/7) improved desktop recognition
  • (Windows) improved handling of non accessible mapped units
  • if the operation takes more time than expected, following remote unit tests are skipped
  • added an option to skip testing mapped units in Options > General (2), which is automatically set when the previous case applies
  • improved recognition of malformed archives (not containing entries for directories), which triggers to switch to flat browsing mode in order to show all objects
  • toggle flat/browse mode icon is prompted in the taskbar to speed up "show all" inside archives
  • added link to PeaZip's folder in Options > Settings > General (1)
  • themes were updated
  • fixed browsing of .Z files
  • fixed setting preferred applications brings to correct options page

New in PeaZip 3.2.1 (June 30, 2010)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) 7z 9.15 beta
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • fixed browsing some types of split compressed files, i.e. .bz.001
  • fixed preserving/removing original file extension in archive name accordingly to archive type
  • added optional theming image for file manager's toolbar
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • fixed: the installer now removes older versions' language files during the installation

New in PeaZip 3.2 (June 14, 2010)

  • BACKEND :
  • UPX 3.05
  • 7z 9.14 beta (Windows)
  • p7zip 9.13 beta (Linux)
  • FreeArc 0.666 alpha (Windows)
  • FILE MANAGER :
  • (Windows Vista and 7) Added "All tasks" entry in System tools
  • Added link to donate to charitable organizations suggested by PeaZip in the "Help" submenu, along project's links
  • In context menu's Misc > Search on the web added entries to search filename in torrents, uploads and eMule
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING :
  • Options > Settings > General (2): added flag for 7z/p7zip's -mcu to use UTF8 encoding inside ZIP archives for file names that contain non-ASCII symbols
  • Various minor updates

New in PeaZip 3.1 (May 3, 2010)

  • BACKEND
  • (Windows) 7z 9.13 beta
  • FILE MANAGER
  • Added entries to add and organize bookmarks in navigation bar
  • Options > Settings: click ok to accept changes or cancel to discard
  • Various minor updates
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
  • Fixed: removed unsupported -mmt switch for creation of GZip archives
  • Last used custom application for archiving and extraction is automatically remembered
  • Ok and Cancel buttons can now be selected using tab in archiving and extraction interfaces, and Ok button is now automatically selected to allow confirm job simply pressing enter
  • In extraction/archiving interfaces click Ok to apply the changes to options and launch the job (or only to apply changes if the layout is empty), click Cancel to discard the changes and the job

New in PeaZip 3.1 Beta (April 12, 2010)

  • BACKEND:
  • Updated 7z 9.12 (Windows)
  • Updated sfx modules
  • Support reading/writing PPMd compressed ZIP files
  • CODE:
  • Updated Wolfgang Ehrhardt's libraries
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added option to force "Open as archive" in "Open with..." menu
  • Added link to Google's Language Tools in "Search on the web" submenu (in application's context menu > Misc)
  • Allows to set working directory both for archive creation and archive preview jobs
  • Displays if the archive is encrypted in application's title bar
  • Displays if the path is inside a PeaZip's temporary path (i.e. browsing archives inside archives), higlighting in light yellow the address and search bar
  • Displays selected compression level in title bar in archiving interface (7z/p7zip archive types)
  • Improved displaying UTF-8 encoded names in archive manager (7z/p7zip)
  • Remember alternative exctraction action for 7z, arc and ace backends
  • (Windows) Added navigation links to system's recent (all Windows systems), to searches and downloads (introduced by Vista), and libraries (introduced by Seven)
  • (Windows) Link user's SendTo in "Settings", simplify customizing entries in this menu
  • Various fixes:
  • Shift+character hotkeys canged to Shift+Ctrl+character: Shift+Ctrl+N, Shift+Ctrl+7, Shift+Ctrl+B, Shift+Ctrl+G, Shift+Ctrl+S, Shift+Ctrl+T, Shift+Ctrl+Z
  • Fixed behavior of Extract without paths option in extraction interface
  • Fixed division by zero error if a string longer than 19500 characters is provided as keyfile path or extraction path
  • (Windows 7) fixed "Search and drag here" entries
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added option to run job windows minimized, in Options > Settings > Pea Launcher combo box
  • On "extract selected" (default action for extract button in toolbar, while browsing an archive) and "extract displayed" it is now possible to switch directly to "extract all" from extraction interface
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Added new optional context menu entries to directly add to 7z and zip at fastest, normal or ultra compression levels
  • Changed MultiSelectModel, can now select up to 100 items from context menu entries
  • Removed + and - prefixes in legacy context menu entries

New in PeaZip 3.0 (February 20, 2010)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added support to .cbr, .cbz, .cbt, .cba, .cb7, 123 file extensions supported
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Default naming policy option for 7z backend is now "skip existing files" as for other backend executables
  • Added "Ask before overwriting" mode in extraction options for 7z backend (all other options are still available: skip, auto rename extracted, auto rename existing, overwrite existing)
  • Custom syntax combobox default changed to "parameters, output, input"
  • Improved password form's text
  • Validatecl procedure allows > and < characters, still disallowed in checkfilename and checkfiledirname
  • Improved sizes detection in pealauncher
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Separate icons for 7z, rar and zip file types
  • Context menu item "Browse path with PeaZip" now enabled by default

New in PeaZip 3.0 Beta (February 10, 2010)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved password request's and error reporting messages
  • All reset functions (bookmarks, open with, theme etc) collected in Options > Settings main tab
  • It is now possible to configure the application (file associations, context menu and SendTo menu) from Options > Settings main tab, through InnoSetup scripts (for Windows and Win64 packages), whithout need to keep the installer
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Faster test for password routine before direct extraction
  • Multiple objects per instance implemented in context menu
  • "Add to archive", "Add to .7z", "Add to .zip", and "Add to self-extracting archive", adding multiple files at once, are now featured
  • "Extract..." now schedule all selected files so they can be extracted sequentially in a single instance of PeaZip
  • "Convert existing archives" is now enabled by default for "custom" format
  • various fixes to menus directly accessing to archive/extract mode
  • more information available in PeaLauncher while jobs are running, Pealauncher session's options moved to "Options" tab
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Updated Windows installer (new context menu items)

New in PeaZip 2.9.1 (January 26, 2010)

  • Display sizes with suffixes (and a decimal) to improve readability
  • Improved startup time searching unc name only for remote units
  • Fixes:
  • fixed some possible crash conditions
  • various fixes

New in PeaZip 2.9 (January 18, 2010)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Added reference SendTo items in PeaZip's path to simplify customizing installation, to share those items between users, and to use this type of system integration for PeaZip Portable
  • (Windows) New default icon library with icons from Seven theme
  • Various fixes
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • (Windows 7) Cascaded context menu with icons, since in Windows 7 and later cascading menu implementation is supported through registry settings, which is now recommended over COM methods
  • Various fixes

New in PeaZip 2.9 Beta (January 6, 2010)

  • 2.9 release is focused in completing the UI development process started in version 2.
  • It is now reported information about selected objects, it's available a navigation bar on the left of the browser, and all bars elements (menu, toolbar, address, navigation and status bar) can now be customised or hidden.
  • The file manager was improved, now pressing ctrl during drag and drop operations displays a context menu to chose to archive, browse, extract, copy or move selected files.
  • Under the hood, the Windows installer was renewed and backend applications were updated: 7z 9.10, FreeArc 0.60, UPX 3.04.
  • A total of 118 file extensions are supported.

New in PeaZip 2.8.1 (December 3, 2009)

  • (Windows 7) Fixed drag and drop on Windows 7
  • (Linux) Fixed a bug which on some circumstances crashed the application while opening an archive on startup
  • New navigation menu entry for Public documents for Windows Vista/7
  • New theme for providing a more intuitive and familiar look and feel to Windows users
  • New icons for databases, vector graphic, palette graphic, and icons/cursors
  • Improved password form's exception handling
  • Reset button to clear the search filter and refresh the file browser applying the non filtered non recoursive listing
  • Added "Recent archive" panel to status bar
  • Added "Explore path with PeaZip", "Explore path" and "Open command prompt here" entries to History and Recent panels' context menu
  • Various minor updates and fixes
  • Keyboard shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+A becomes shortcut to "Select all"
  • Ctrl+L becomes shortcut to "Extract all"

New in PeaZip 2.8 (November 20, 2009)

  • FILE MANAGER
  • Item's height autosizes to fit system's DPI and fonts' size
  • New keyboard shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+N create new folder
  • Ctrl+R rename file
  • Ctrl+U up to computer's or archive's root level
  • Navigation menu
  • History menu is now replicated in navigation menus
  • Navigation menu in browser's context menu was grouped in a single entry
  • Navigation menus now contains only navigation related entries: "Add to bookmarks" is now featured in "Misc" group in all context menus of the application
  • Search
  • recursivity option is remembered for the current session
  • search dialog can optionally be directly raised with recursivity is unflagged (Ctrl+F3) or flagged (Shift+F3)
  • Bookmarks panel: added "Explore path with PeaZip", "Explore path" and "Open command prompt here" entries in bookmarks' panel menu
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
  • Archiving and extraction interfaces now shows "Use advanced filters" switch
  • It is possible to execute archiving/extraction jobs with no items in layout, if advanced filters are in use
  • History menu replicated in archiving/extraction navigation menus allows to quickly select paths visited in current session from archive/extract interfaces
  • It is now possible to set custom default output path for archiving operations (like for extraction operations), and it is now possible to go from file browser to empty extraction interface (i.e. to add archives to be extracted by drag and drop) clicking on Extract button with no archive selected, likewise to what is possible for going to empty archiving interface

New in PeaZip 2.8 Beta (November 10, 2009)

  • FILE MANAGER
  • New file manager based on ListView
  • easier selection (optional row selection)
  • sorting column and a/z order are remembered
  • alternative Details and List browser style
  • customizable icons for most common file types
  • Can now open MBR, FAT and NTFS units as archive (experimental) through 7z backend, to display objects hidden by the system at any level (file browser is yet independent from system's file explorer API, but still rely on system's Find* API)
  • (Windows) Faster file copy, copy in restartable mode (default off) can be set in Options > Settings
  • Updated "Open with..." presets to scan files with new AVG9
  • EXTRACT, CONVERT and ARCHIVE
  • Convert archives, accepts both archives and non-archives, existing archives are extracted before compression stage
  • used with "Add each object to a separate archive" option (defaults) it performs a mass conversion of listed archives to the desired format
  • otherwise it consolidates multiple input archives in a new archive of the desired format, and can improve compression efficency due to extraction and recompression of existing archives
  • Multiple jobs launched at once (form program's GUI) are now executed sequentially, parallel execution is available as option
  • Extract to new folder option is now remembered
  • Can set a default extraction path (from extraction form, quick path selection menu which is called from button on the left of the extraction path address)
  • Extract button, within an archive, extracts selected object; if nothing is selected extracts all displayed objects (like WinRar/7-Zip).
  • 98 file extensions supported (MBR, FAT, NTFS)
  • Recompiled with Lazarus 0.9.28.2
  • All translations updated

New in PeaZip 2.7.1 (October 20, 2009)

  • Recompiled with Lazarus 0.9.28 / FPC 2.2.4
  • Updated to Pea 0.28
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Fixed: it is now possible to use keyboard shortcut for go back and go up when browsing any archive type
  • Fixed: it is now possible to open with custom applications items in subfolders of archives
  • Fixed: it is now possible to scan selected items with AVG (inside archives or in the filesystem) - the old non working command can be fixed using reset in Options > Settings > Open with... tab
  • Full path column now is shown only in flat view, to reduce the amount of displayed information in browsing mode
  • Fixed (Vista and more recent systems): robocopy does no longer changes destination folders attributes accordingly to input folder while copying files
  • Various minor fixes and improvements (better sorting, faster translation, simpler message on archive browsing error)
  • EXTRACTION:
  • New keyboard shortcuts for extraction:
  • Ctrl+Alt+Enter start archive(s) extraction, as Ok button
  • Shift+Backspace cancel archive(s) extraction, as Cancel button
  • Shift+N toggle extract in new folder on/off
  • ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed: "Add to separate archives" automatically unchecked when using add to archive mode
  • Fixed: clicking on file name dialog now always starts the dialog in the currently selected directory
  • New keyboard shortcuts for archiving:
  • Ctrl+Alt+Enter start archive(s) creation, as Ok button
  • Shift+Backspace archive(s) creation, as Cancel button
  • Shift+7 change archive type to 7z, +B to bz2, +G to gz, +S to 7z-sfx, + T to tar, +Z to zip

New in PeaZip 2.7 (September 15, 2009)

  • BACKEND
  • (Windows) updated to 7z 9.07
  • FILE MANAGER
  • Fixed: issue in remembering last output path used for extraction
  • Fixed: issue in dropping items to bookmarks (showing on Windows only)
  • Fixed: incorrect size for files larger than 4GB (showing on Windows only) - to compile sources in Lazarus 0.9.26.2 the IDE needs to be patched: http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=14472
  • Fixed: PeaLauncher issue in exploring output path, if it is a folder (showing on Windows only)
  • Fixed: restored behaviour of open/preview with "PeaZip (new instance)", to attempt to open any file type as an archive
  • Added copy to, move to, quick and secure deletion, explore and open command prompt here into file manager's toolbar dropdown menu
  • Back, fwd and up buttons now have a rightclick popupmenu to browse 8 more recent history entries
  • Drag and drop to application:
  • disabled dropping to non browseable archive (corrupted, or content is protected by unknow passord)
  • disabled dropping to "Settings" panel
  • when dropping a single supported non-archive type file into the file browser (i.e. an executable or an Office file),show add to archive instead of choiche dialog
  • (Windows) potentially slow operation of querying for units was moved after GUI creation and launch of quick functions
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • EXTRACTION
  • After extraction by drag and drop the output path is now reset to archive's path, and drop path is saved as last used, as for all other extraction operations
  • For extractions performed during preview operation, the default output path is automatically moved out of the PeaZip's temporary folder
  • Output path dialog now starts from archive's path by default
  • Output path field is now writeable to allow manual editing or pasting paths from other file managers
  • When browsing a single archive, extraction checks if password is needed, as happens for drag and drop extraction under the same condition
  • ARCHIVING
  • Enabled Ctrl+V to add objects to archives (from PeaZip's clipboard)
  • For ease of use, it is now disabled changing output when archiving in archive update mode
  • LPAQ8 can now be selected as compression format from *PAQ entry
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER
  • Context menu's extraction entries are now featured only for common archive types; by default PeaZip now creates 1 entry for files and folders and 4 for known archive types
  • New entries in SendTo: browse path with Peazip and open command prompt here
  • ZIP files are re-associated with Compressed Folder Windows' utility when PeaZip is uninstalled
  • (Linux) updated .desktop files (KDE) and Nautilus scripts (Gnome) to send input to new extraction interface
  • 95 file extensions supported
  • Added missing text txt_2_7_oop and txt_2_7_experimental to language file (update of localizations created for beta is needed)

New in PeaZip 2.7 Beta (August 28, 2009)

  • GUI:
  • (PeaLauncher) added option to open output directory after operation
  • File browser:
  • it is now possible to force refresh inside archives
  • the password / keyfile can now be set once, for being used in file browser, archive creation (setting password triggers use of encryption) and archive extraction, like in WinRar; the locker icon reports if the password is set
  • the advanced inclusion and exclusion filters (7z backend) can now be set once (in a separate form) for archive browsing, extraction and creation
  • clipboard is now displayed in a panel at the bottom of file browser, like history and bookmarks
  • Archive creation interface:
  • new task oriented GUI for compression, adding / dropping files and folders to archive uses the archive creation interface (like in WinRar, where adding to archive raises the archive creation dialog)
  • can optionally archive each input item to separate archives
  • can chose output path with a powerful navigator (like in former "extract to" popup menu): system's paths, bookmarked folders, recent folders
  • supports use of the advanced inclusion and exclusion filters (7z and FreeArc backend)
  • Archive extraction interface:
  • new task oriented GUI for extraction
  • the advanced inclusion and exclusion filters (7z and FreeArc backend) are supported also for multiple archives at once
  • BACKEND:
  • updated FreeArc to 0.51
  • can now create FreeArc's self extracting archives
  • updated 7z to 9.06
  • open mslz, flv, swf, gnm
  • added backend for ZPAQ, currently supports only extraction to original absolute path
  • 95 file extensions supported

New in PeaZip 2.6.3 (July 15, 2009)

  • added support for MS Office Template file types (a total of 90 file extensions are now supported)
  • PeaLauncher:
  • fixed bug in exploring paths containing spaces
  • fixed bug in exploring paths in full mode (when PeaLauncher is used as standalone application)
  • standardized ok and cancel buttons' position and icons
  • Pea:
  • fixed bug refusing chunck size bigger than maxint from command line
  • fixed possible looping of application after internal_error procedure

New in PeaZip 2.6.2 (June 12, 2009)

  • [update recommended]
  • p7zip backend updated to 9.04 (Linux)
  • tightened sanitization of input strings in PeaZip GUI, as security fix against a class of possible attacks based on code injection (ref: http://secunia.com/advisories/35352/ http://milw0rm.com/exploits/8881 original submission: http://retrogod.altervista.org/). To attack previos releases an attacker could build archives containing objects with nonvalid filenames, containing concatenated commands in the filename "hidden" to the user by making the filename very long with spaces to trick users in non reading the latter part of the name. If unaware users had downloaded such archive and doubleclicked or otherwise opened the archived file entry containing the concatenated command, would have put in execution the command (with current user rights). Fixes:
  • check file/dir names for:
  • non-allowed characters (0..31)
  • reserved characters
  • reserved file names
  • unusual spacing (5 consecutive or more, like in 7-Zip GUI), as may be intended to trick user hiding real filename
  • check command string immediately before execution for:
  • non-allowed characters
  • reserved characters for command concatenation (|), not used by PeaZip GUI
  • unusual spacing

New in PeaZip 2.6.1 (June 5, 2009)

  • 87 file extensions supported
  • removed deletion functions from archive layout interface, del remapped to remove item from layout
  • (Windows) 7z backend updated to 9.04:
  • added LZMA2 compression in 7z format
  • read .XZ files
  • read .VHD files (Microsoft Virtual PC disk images)
  • it is now possible to define a custom desktop folder in Settings:
  • (Linux) this change fixed possible access violation message at the first run of the application, while the application attempts to open a system dialog to set desktop folder (only on non-English installations, on distributions not using "Desktop" name for desktop folder)
  • various fixes:
  • fixed a bug in dragging items to bookmarks (bookmarks bar was raised even if it was hidden)
  • now size of multipart archive is reported correctly in PeaLauncher
  • fixed password input using extract here from context menu
  • (Linux, Qt) moved libqt4intf.so in PeaZip's path (as in portable version) and created links into /usr/lib, /usr/lib32 and /usr/local/lib
  • some fixes for Windows 9x systems; please note that some of the backend application may not run properly on Windows 9x, and the frontend too may behave unexpectedly on some configurations since it is not possible to test it on many different 9x machines.

New in PeaZip 2.6 (May 4, 2009)

  • 85 file extensions supported
  • built with Lazarus 0.9.26.2
  • All translations updated
  • new themes:
  • new icon for .lnk (Windows links)
  • fixed:
  • "extract all" and "ext all to" buttons for some formats
  • drag and drop extraction for Pea format
  • cp_open fixed for Windows 9x systems
  • it is possible to add computer's root to bookmarks
  • fixed sorting bookmarks grids and menus
  • various minor fixes and updates
  • UI:
  • it is now possible to drag items from system to bookmarks, dragging on bookmarks or history area
  • it is now possible to add currently browsed path to bookmarks
  • bookmarks menus and grid now have icons
  • history menus (recent) and grid now have icons

New in PeaZip 2.6 Beta (April 6, 2009)

  • major GUI update
  • multi-functional bar to quickly accessto bookmarks and history, enter password, create keyfiles etc
  • navigation menu for quickly browse (or extract to) filesystem, bookmarks and history
  • new icon theme
  • 84 file extensions supported

New in PeaZip 2.5.1 (February 26, 2009)

  • 7z/p7zip 4.65
  • auto refresh
  • solid 7z archives with grouping for file extension
  • support for compressed themes
  • updated localizations

New in PeaZip 2.4 (November 10, 2008)

  • GUI
  • Allowed proportional toolbar buttons as option to allow fit longer text of some localizations
  • Autosized or optionally custom sized height for UI items, to fix visual issues with certain default setting of font size / window decorations (i.e. Ubuntu Linux, Windows at 120 DPI)
  • (Windows) Drag and drop form (transparent) follows the mouse and shows source, destination and content being dragged
  • Esc remapped to cancel current selection and cut/copy/past operations, and to stop drag and drop operations on Windows
  • New icons for unsupported files, executables/installers and MSOffice/OpenOffice files (which are opened with system's associated action by default); icons are made transparent on Cut operation
  • Archive manager
  • Files and folders being added to archive's layout are displayed in application's windows title bar
  • If the archive is in a read only path, preview are transparently done using a temporary work path accessible to current user, and "Extract here" popup directory selection dialog to chose a writeable path
  • File manager
  • (Windows) Added shortcuts to user's document folder path
  • Cut/copy/paste clipboard:
  • clipboard content shown in Options" Panel in file browser
  • single items can be removed from clipboard to further refine the selection
  • option to keep in clipboard multiple (and mixed) cut/copy operations
  • (Windows) Improved system's paths recognition if methods based on environment variables fails, including the case of username containing extended characters
  • File/folders list and info functions implemented as part of PEA, so will run in parallel in a separate process
  • More info about machine and filesystem in I/O panel
  • Simple hexadecimal preview implemented in PEA
  • Updated web search functions: search in Google video, Wiktionary, Commons, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Yahoo and Yahoo answers
  • Misc
  • Built with Lazarus 0.9.26
  • (Linux) Installable packages now places PeaZip folder in /usr/share/ (it needs new PeaZip UNACE plugin package)

New in PeaZip 1.11 (January 28, 2008)

  • Added full support for FreeArc format: create, extract, browse (flat), test, recover archives
  • New checksum / hash tool for multiple files at once, supports: Adler32, CRC16/24/32/64, eDonkey/eMule, MD4/MD5, Ripemd160, SHA1/224/256/384/512, Whirlpool512
  • Updated UPX frontend to 3.02
  • Various fixes and improvements: CRC field added to archive browser; Fixed a condition which could bring 1.10 version to not show up application's window at application startup

New in PeaZip 1.8 (June 11, 2007)

  • - added read support for ACE archives;
  • - 7z frontend is updated to use 7z 4.47, which provides several
  • enhancements, like: read/write support for AES encrypted ZIP archives,
  • fast and multithreaded Deflate compression, ability to compress open for
  • writing files (very useful performing backup jobs);
  • - new function to generate random 4-54 characters password;
  • - new option to halt system at job completition;
  • - customizable action for doubleclick in archive browser;
  • - Linux version now is able to open files/dirs/URLs;
  • - Linux installable packages now also provide system integration for Gnome
  • and KDE.

New in PeaZip 1.7 (May 14, 2007)

  • New: Frontend for QUAD 1.12 and UPX 3.0;
  • New: Windows installer now can create context menu entries alongside the usual SendTo links;
  • New: Linux versions reduced of about 4 MB of uncompressed space due to compression with UPX of gwrap and pea binaries (from about 14 to about 10 MB);
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to create archive and browse archive interfaces;
  • Added -add2zipmail, -add2sfx7zmail and -add27zmail quick functions to send archives to compatible mail client;
  • Updated information texts and links, changed button text and window title during archive definition;
  • Updated Pea executable look and feel (Pea 0.13).
  • New: Save default compression/extraction paths;
  • New: Save archive browser settings;
  • Patched PAQ8* executables for a known problem on Windows Vista only;
  • Fixed bug in saving default archiving format;
  • Fixed bug in handling relative filenames.

New in PeaZip 1.6 (April 10, 2007)

  • New features:
  • new graphic and icons, better layout for some GUI elements like password fields;
  • last used compression settings are now automatically saved;
  • password is asked, if missing, when extracting, listing or testing an encrypted archive;
  • created quick functions to add each input object to a separate zip or 7z archive;
  • job's graphic wrapper now:
  • displays (approximate) progress bar;
  • allow stopping jobs;
  • allow auto closing the form after the job completes;
  • features a button to open output path (Windows only);
  • frontend for QUAD 1.11;
  • enabled read support for PET, PUP, PK3 and PK4 files;
  • Windows installer allows to customize file associations for each extension and to define which links to quick functions are to be created in SendTo menu;
  • New options:
  • auto close job's graphic wrapper when job ends, default off; may be overridden from the graphic wrapper for each job;
  • disable information-level messages, default on;
  • show password field's text (to avoid entering password confirmation), default off;
  • Fixes:
  • "tar before"
  • the option automatically updates when adding objects to archive;
  • some rare freeze condition fixed;

New in PeaZip 1.2 (January 22, 2007)

  • New archive browser interface;;
  • extended support to more archive formats;
  • various minor UI improvements