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Veranderingen voor v6.4.0 - v6.4.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v6.3.1 - v6.4.0

  • 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
  • (Linux x86-64) p7zip 16.02
  • CODE
  • Various fixes, visual updates and code cleanup
  • FILE MANAGER
  • 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
  • Added rename options (context menu, File manager > Rename) : prepend and append parent directory name
  • Improved rename dialog (F2)
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v6.2.0 - v6.3.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v6.0.3 - v6.1.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.9.1 - v6.0.0

  • 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
  • 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
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • 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)
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
  • 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
  • Can now test archive files inside directories
  • Support sorting by extension for solid 7z compression (default on)
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER
  • Convert existing archives now optionally available in context menu and SendTo menu



Veranderingen voor v5.8.0 - v5.8.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.7.2 - v5.8.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.6.1 - v5.7.0

  • BACKEND
  • (Linux) Added read only support (list, test, extract) to RAR5 format through RarLab-based unrar-nonfree; due the non-OSI compatible unrar restriction the software is available as separate plugin on Add-Ons page of PeaZip website
  • (Linux) Updated p7zip backend to 9.38.1 beta
  • (Windows) Updated 7z backend to 15.05 beta
  • CODE
  • Updated IDE to Lazarus 1.4.0
  • Updated libraries: crc_hash_2014-08-25, util_2015-05-04
  • Various fixes and updates
  • FILE MANAGER
  • Improved management of plug-ins
  • In About screen, missing and installed plugin are repported, and it is shown a link for checking plugin and addon online
  • When opening an archive format (ACE, RARv5) requiring a plugin, user is informed if the plugin is missing, and how to download it
  • Information popup is limited to one per plugin type per session



Veranderingen voor v5.5.3 - v5.6.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.5.2 - v5.5.3

  • BACKEND
  • (Windows) 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



Veranderingen voor v5.5.1 - v5.5.2

  • 5.5.2 release introduces new 7z 9.35 beta back-end for handling mainstream archive formats, with newer LZMA2 now replacing LZMA as default .7z format default compression algorithm.
  • Scanning files (outside and inside archives) improves extending support to more anti-virus and anti-malware solutions



Veranderingen voor v5.5.0 - v5.5.1

  • 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
  • 181 file extensions supported, added support for Microsoft's .mlc Language Interface Pack and .mui Multilingual User Interface



Veranderingen voor v5.4.1 - v5.5.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.4.0 - v5.4.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.3.1 - v5.4.0

  • BACKEND
  • ZPAQ backend updated to 6.54
  • FILE MANAGER
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.3.0 - v5.3.1

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



Veranderingen voor v5.2.2 - v5.3.0

  • 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)
  • LINUX, Qt
  • Recompiled with Qt bindings V2.5, compatible with Qt from 4.5 to 4.8



Veranderingen voor v5.2.1 - v5.2.2

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v5.1.1 - v5.2.0

  • BACKEND
  • UPX 3.91
  • FILE MANAGER
  • (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)
  • Re-introduced local help file for offline support
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • (Linux) fixed using output path as working directory
  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v5.1.0 - v5.1.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.0.1 - v5.1.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v5.0 - v5.0.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.9.2 - v5.0

  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v4.9.1 - v4.9.2

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.9 - v4.9.1

  • 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
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • [Linux] fixed path not found possible issue at startup
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.8.1 - v4.9

  • CODE
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.0.6
  • 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
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.8 - v4.8.1

  • 2013 01 31
  • 4.8.1
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.7.3 - v4.8

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.7.2 - v4.7.3

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.7.1 - v4.7.2

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.6.1 - v4.7

  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v4.6 - v4.6.1

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



Veranderingen voor v4.5.1 - v4.6

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.5 - v4.5.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.4 - v4.5

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.3 - v4.4

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.2 - v4.3

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.1 - v4.2

  • PeaZip 4.2 brings various fixes, and continue 4.x series trend in offering more compact installer, better speed and responsiveness, and to show more information during operations.
  • The new release also improves support for FreeArc's ARC format, allowing creating ARC archives storing relative paths by default.



Veranderingen voor v4.0 - v4.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.9.1 - v4.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.9 - v3.9.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.8 - v3.9

  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v3.7 - v3.8

  • PeaZip 3.8 introduces full support for WIM and XZ archives, and features the "Extract all to..." button in the tool bar, for quick extraction of the complete archive just specifying output path rather than using the complete confirmation/options dialog.
  • In the new release are available context menu handlers for right button drag and drop operations from application to system.
  • Dragging files with right button allows to chose between move, copy, extract, extract in new folder; from within archives choices are: extract selected here, extract all here (both also in new folder).
  • Pea backend was updated to 0.36 version; 7z was updated to 9.22 on Windows.
  • A total of 133 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.



Veranderingen voor v3.6.2 - v3.7

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v3.6 - v3.6.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.5.1 - v3.6

  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v3.5 - v3.5.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.4 - v3.5

  • 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 MANAGER
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.3 - v3.4

  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v3.2.1 - v3.3

  • PeaZip 3.3 brings various fixes and an improved user interface focused in better integration with web search (optionally on multiple search engines at once) and in launching favourite applications, scripts or websites/web services from PeaZip.
  • 7z backend was updated to 9.16 beta (Windows).
  • A total of 123 file extensions are supported.



Veranderingen voor v3.2 - v3.2.1

  • PeaZip 3.2.1 adds "All tasks" entry in System tools for launching Windows Vista//7 Master Control Panel, and a link to donate to charitable organizations suggested by PeaZip in the "Help" submenu, along project's links (the "Donation" page on this site).
  • File manager's toolbar can be optionally customized (fm-theme.bmp in each theme's folder), and In file manager's context menu "Misc" > "Search on the web" were added entries to search filename in torrents, uploads and eMule.
  • Third parts' backend applications are updated to UPX 3.05, 7z 9.15 beta and FreeArc 0.666 alpha (Windows), and p7zip 9.13 beta (Linux); Windows and Linux installers were improved.
  • A total of 123 file extensions are supported.



Veranderingen voor v3.1 - v3.2

  • PeaZip 3.2 adds "All tasks" entry in System tools for launching Windows Vista//7 Master Control Panel, and a link to donate to charitable organizations suggested by PeaZip in the "Help" submenu, along project's links (the "Donation" page on this site).
  • In file manager's context menu "Misc" > "Search on the web" were added entries to search filename in torrents, uploads and eMule.
  • Third parts' backend applications are updated to UPX 3.05, 7z 9.14 beta and FreeArc 0.666 alpha (Windows), and p7zip 9.13 beta (Linux).
  • A total of 123 file extensions are supported.



Veranderingen voor v3.1 Beta - v3.1

  • 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
  • (Linux) Added service menus for KDE4/Dolphin
  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.0 - v3.1 Beta

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v3.0 Beta - v3.0

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v2.9.1 - v3.0 Beta

  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v2.9 - v2.9.1

  • Display sizes with suffixes (and a decimal) to improve readability
  • Improved startup time searching unc name only for remote units
  • Fixes:
  • (Linux) fixed multiselection issues
  • (Linux) ignore unsupported ssw parameter for p7zip
  • (Windows) fixed some possible crash conditions
  • various fixes



Veranderingen voor v2.8.1 - v2.9

  • 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.
  • From Windows 7 the application is integrated in system's context menu in a cascaded submenu featuring icons.
  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v2.8 - v2.8.1

  • 2.8.x line is focused on providing a more user-friendly archive/file browser: easier file selection, history submenu, custom icons for most commons file types, detailed view or list view, remember sorting column and sorting order, remember columns widths etc...
  • Multiple jobs launched at once (form program's GUI) are now executed sequentially to improve disk performances, parallel execution is available as option.
  • Extract button, within an archive, extracts selected object; if nothing is selected extracts all displayed objects (like WinRar/7-Zip); however in application's context menu it is possible to directly select to extract all, displayed or selected objects.
  • In archiving interface it was added "Convert existing archives" option, to extract existing archives before compression stage.
  • This option, used with "Add each object to a separate archive" option enabled, performs a mass conversion of listed archives to the desired format; otherwise, with the option disabled, archive conversion is meant to consolidate input data in a single archive, improving compression efficency because it allows recompression of the original data from its uncompressed form.
  • 2.8.1 update brings many improvements and fixes for a better overall user exeprience.
  • The program was tested on Windows 7 and it comes with a new icon theme (default on Windows systems) with a more familiar look and feel for Windows users.
  • A total of 98 file extensions are supported.



Veranderingen voor v2.7.1 - v2.8

  • 2.8 line is focused on providing a more user-friendly archive/file browser: easier file selection (optional row selection), custom icons for most commons file types, display as detailed view or list view, remember sorting column and sorting order, remember columns widths etc...
  • Multiple jobs launched at once (form program's GUI) are now executed sequentially to improve disk performances, parallel execution is available as option.
  • Navigation menus in browser and archiving/extraction intrfaces now shows History submenu, to quickly jump to paths visited in the current session.
  • In archive and extraction interfaces it is possible to set a default extraction path.
  • Extract to new folder is now remembered as option of Extract action, rather than being a separate action.
  • Extract button, within an archive, extracts selected object; if nothing is selected extracts all displayed objects (like WinRar/7-Zip). However in context menu it is possible to directly select to extract all, displayed or selected objects.
  • In archiving interface it was added "Convert existing archives" option, to extract existing archives before compression stage.
  • This option, used with "Add each object to a separate archive" option enabled, performs a mass conversion of listed archives to the desired format.
  • Otherwise, with "Add each object to a separate archive" option disabled, archive conversion is meant to consolidate input data in a single archive, improving compression efficency because it allows recompression of the original data from its uncompressed form.
  • A total of 98 file extensions are supported.



Veranderingen voor v2.7 Beta - v2.7.1

  • 2.7.1 update introduces new and updated translations, many improvements and fixes, and new keyboard shortcuts for archiving and extraction stages.



Veranderingen voor v2.6.3 - v2.7 Beta

  • 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 (sfx creation not jet working on Linux packages)
  • updated 7z to 9.06 (Windows)
  • open mslz, flv, swf, gnm
  • added backend for ZPAQ (Windows), currently supports only extraction to original absolute path
  • 95 file extensions supported



Veranderingen voor v2.6.2 - v2.6.3

  • 2.6.3 is a maintenance update: extends support to a total of 90 file extensions, and fixes some bugs of PeaLauncher and Pea components



Veranderingen voor v2.6 - v2.6.1

  • 2.6 release was focused on a majour UI update (toolbar, navigation menu, bookmarks, ...); 2.6.1 update introduces various fixes and user-suggested usability improvements.
  • Under the hood, 7z backend was updated to 9.04 (on Windows) allowing to use the powerful LZMA2 compression algorithm, and adding support to .XZ and .VHD files; 87 file extensions are now supported for extraction.



Veranderingen voor v2.6 Beta - v2.6

  • 85 file extensions supported
  • new themes
  • new icon for .lnk (Windows links)
  • (Linux) fixed nontransparent icons
  • 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
  • (Windows) 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
  • built with Lazarus 0.9.26.2
  • (Linux) data previously installed in /usr is now installed in /usr/local
  • All translations updated



Veranderingen voor v2.5.1 - v2.6 Beta

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v2.5 - v2.5.1

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



Veranderingen voor v2.4.1 - v2.5

  • Updated Wolfgang Ehrhardt's libraries
  • Updated to 7z 4.64 and p7zip 4.61 (Linux)
  • can now extract PKWARE-AES
  • can now create LZMA compressed .zip archives
  • Text encoding
  • Job's definition can now be saved as utf-8 text or plain text
  • Extended characters in archived object's names can now be displayed (on Windows this is limited to characters included in system's console codepage; single character encodings are supported at the moment)
  • optionally (Tools > Settings > General (2) > Encoding) extended characters can be replaced by jolly "?" character to avoid possible issues between archive's and system's character encodings
  • File/archive browser:
  • now selects last visited path/archive (like WinRAR/7-Zip)
  • improved archive browser speed
  • recognizes .r01 and .z01 extensions as multipart archives
  • Reorganized browser and layout context menus
  • "Open"/"Extract and open"/"Preview" submenus now features 16 customisable applications (editors, players, antivirus etc) to be used as default editors overriding system's file associations
  • 8 are in form of simple to edit application list
  • 8 can be more complex command lines
  • various applications and antivirus are recognized by default
  • Program can now be minimized to tray icon
  • (Linux) program's functions can be invoked from Nautilus scripts; the scripts are provided in Freedesktop_integration folder and have to be manually copyed to Nautilus script's directory
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • Help is now available offline
  • PeaLauncher can now act autonomously from PeaZip for extraction functions (may help porting since it is not needed to build the more complex UI of PeaZip to access to basic extraction functions which are provided by PeaLauncher itself)
  • Quick extraction functions now uses PeaZip defaults rather than backend application's defaults
  • Reorganized "Settings" panel
  • New translations: Hungarian, Sinhala, Swedish



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