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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

PeaZip 4.5.0

PeaZip 4.5.0
Giorgio Tani - 8.69MB (Open Source)
PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager. It's freeware and free of charge for any use.

PeaZip can extract most of archive formats both from Windows and Unix worlds, ranging from mainstream 7Z, RAR, TAR and ZIP to experimental ones like PAQ/LPAQ family, currently the most powerful compressor available.

For archive creation, PeaZip suppors a wide range of compression and encryption standard, from fastes to most powerful ones, and allows to export job definition as scripts to bridge the gap between GUI and console applications, and let the user pick the best of the two worlds.

PeaZip has secure deletion feature, can verify file checksum and hash, and supports multiple strong encryption standards, optionally using two factor authentication (password and keyfile) for increased security:

  •     7Z's AES256 encryption
  •     ZIP WinZip's AE encryption based on AES256 (and ZipCrypto for legacy compatibility); can decrypt PKZip's AES encryption
  •     FreeARC's ARC: AES256, Blowfish, Twofish256 and Serpent256 - this format is also capable to generate recovery records to protect data against corruption
  •     PEA: AES256 EAX authenticated encryption

Change Log:

* Added keyboard shortcuts
- Ctrl+Alt+F3 (web search form) and Shift+Alt+F3 (web search on
- 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 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