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.
A comparison between Bandizip, WinZip, WinRAR and 7-Zip
- Extracting and Unextracting:
Zip(z01), ZipX(zx01), TAR, TGZ, 7Z(7z.001), and EXE(e01).
- Unextracting Only:
RAR(part1.rar, r01), ACE, ALZ, APK, ARJ, BH, BZ, BZ2, CAB, EGG, GZ, J2J, JAR, IMG, IPA, ISO, LHA, LZH, LZMA, PMA, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, TLZ, TXZ, UDF, WAR, WIM, 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
- AES Crypt(.AES) file format can be extracted.
- Added the Serbian language file.
- DVD preset split size has been changed from 4,698,669,056(DVD+R) to 4,697,620,480(DVD-R).
- Improved the font visibility of toolbar in dark Windows themes.
- Bugs fixed
- An error occurred if Windows 8 users didn’t check the file associations option in the setup window.
- NSIS Installer stopped working while extracting files in a certain situation.
- Bandizip is now installed in the Program Files folder instead of the %LOCALAPPDATA% folder. (Administrator's privileges are required.)
- Added support for high-resolution monitors (DPI-Aware)
- Added support for Windows 8 file associations.
- ISZ/BIN file formats can be extracted.
- GIF, PSD, BMP formats can be viewed with the internal image viewer.
- Archived images can be viewed with Honeyview.
- Fixed many bugs.
- Improved the font readability of dialog boxes in Windows 8.
- Added the Ukrainian language file by Vladimir Reshetnuk.
- Bugs fixed
- Some MSI files were handled as CAB files.
- Hidden files lost their hidden attribute after extracting.
- Failed to extract some ISO files due to circular referencing.
- Failed to extract some RAR files which use a long password.
- Failed to extract some GZIP files.
- Other minor bugs fixed.