Bandizip : All-In-One Free Zip Archiver

Bandizip is a lightweight, fast and free All-In-One Zip Archiver.
Bandizip has a very fast Zip algorithm for compression & extraction with Fast Drag and Drop, High Speed Archiving, and Multi-core compression. It handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, Rar, and so on.

Bandizip - Unicode supporting Zip file

A comparison between Bandizip, WinZip, WinRAR and 7-Zip

  Bandizip WinZip WinRAR 7-Zip
Freeware O X X O
Extracting .z01 O O O X
Extracting .part1.rar O O O O
Extracting 7zip.001 O X O O
Extracting zip.001 O O X O
Changing Code Page O X X X
Fast Drag&Drop O X X X
High Speed Archiving O X X X
Multi-core Compression O O O O

Features »More

  • Compression and Extraction:
    Zip(z01), ZipX(zx01), TAR, TGZ, LZH, ISO, 7Z(7z.001), and EXE(e01).
  • Extraction Only:
    RAR(part1.rar, r01), ACE, AES, ALZ, APK, ARJ, BH, BIN, BZ, BZ2, CAB, EGG, GZ, J2J, JAR, IMG, IPA, ISZ, LHA, LZMA, PMA, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, TLZ, TXZ, UDF, WAR, WIM, XPI, XZ, and Z.
  • Support for Unicode to display international characters.
  • Bypass files that don't compress well using the "High Speed Archiving" function.
  • Extract files to the destination folder directly using the "Fast Drag & Drop" function.
  • Create self-extracting files (.EXE) and multi-volume (split) archives.
  • Optional archive encryption using ZipCrypto and AES 256.
  • Context Menu access including the "Preview Archive" function.
  • Create or extract multiple zip files simultaneously from windows explorer.
  • Free to use at both home and in the office.

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Version history »More



  • Bandizip is now able to extract more than 1,000,000 split archives.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to extract some CAB files.
    • Failed to open more than 65,536 split Zip files.
    • Bandizip didn't delete temporary files when users clicked the Cancel button in the security warning dialog box.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.
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  • Improved compatibility with Windows 10.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to open some RAR files.
    • An error occurred while opening some ZIP files.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.
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  • Improved support for high resolution DPI.
  • The "Handle long path names exceeding 260 characters" option is checked by default.
  • Bugs fixed
    • The Sparse format of TAR was recognized as a corrupted file.
    • An error occurred if ISO files had MBCS in the pathname under certain situations.
    • Failed to extract some GZIP files which had annotations.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.
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