Bandizip version history


Sep 18, 2017

  • Update Type: Major update
  • Fixed: Can't extract particular type of encrypted RAR5 format
  • Fixed: Crashes when extracting certain type of LZH format
  • Several minor bugs fixed


Sep 6, 2017

  • Update Type: Major update
  • Improved: Added shortcuts for "Extract Here(Smart), Extract to Current Folder"
  • Fixed: Code page auto detect problem when previewing an archive
  • Fixed: Can't extract particular type of CAB format
  • Fixed: Crash when opening specific type of archive
  • Improved internal image viewer and updater
  • Several minor bugs fixed


Jun 25, 2017

  • Update Type: Major update
  • Fixed: RAR format's VMSF_DELTA related security problem
  • Many language files are updated
  • Improved Find Files dialog box
  • Improved ZPAQ version history processing
  • Improved file open speed
  • Minor bugs fixed


May 14, 2017

  • Update Type: Minor update
  • Fixed: Can't extract TGZ that is multiple GZ files are concatenated
  • Changed: Explorer context menu shortcut key of "Compressed to NAME.ZIP" (R->Z)
  • Improved the stability of the program
  • Minor bugs fixed


April 30, 2017

  • Update Type: Major update
  • Fixed: Can't extract subdirectory in an archive with Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V
  • Fixed: When modifying a ZIP file, storing filename as UTF8 always
  • Improved the stability of the program
  • Minor bugs fixed


April 23, 2017

  • Update Type: Minor update
  • Simplified Chinese's codepage is changed from CP936 to GB18030
  • Fixed: When compressing a 7z file, modified time of folder is not stored
  • Fixed: Crashes when creating a multi-volume zip file with 1byte split size
  • Minor bugs fixed


April 15, 2017

  • Fixed: Modifying a encrypted ZIP file under certain conditions may corrupt the ZIP file
  • Fixed: Asking for a password every time when you extract a encrypted archive with drag and drop
  • Minor bugs fixed


April 9, 2017

  • Fixed: Do not recover file time of 0 byte file when decompress.
  • Improved the stability of the program.
  • Minor bugs fixed


April 1, 2017

  • New: Show folder's Compressed/Original size
  • New 'Adding files directly to a ZIP file by drag and drop in Explorer' option
  • Fixed: Very slow opening speed under certain conditions
  • Minor bugs fixed


March 28, 2017

  • Fixed: Ctrl+C shortcut not working at archive comment window
  • Fixed: Installer shows UI when using /S parameter
  • Other minor bugs fixed


March 26, 2017

  • New UI
  • New file icons
  • New installer
  • New command-line command
  • New console program
  • Faster extracting and compressing
  • Does not support XP anymore
  • New: Extract ZPAQ and LZIP
  • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Failed to open some split CAB files.
  • Improved the stability of the program.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • Bandizip stopped working when double-clicking the program icon under certain conditions.
  • Improved the stability of the program.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • Improved extracting speed when unpacking RAR5.
  • Failed to recover some folders' attributes after extracting.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • We have included the updated module from 7-Zip which fixes the UDF vulnerability.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Added the Armenian language file by Aram Vardanyan.
  • Improved security of Bandizip Updater.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Some .7z files were extracted slowly under certain situations.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • Bandizip is now able to extract i00, i01, i02 files (ISO split archives).
  • Bugs fixed
    • DPI AWARE didn't work properly in the Select Folder dialog box.
    • Bandizip stopped working while extracting some 7Z files if the user entered the wrong password.



  • Improved compatibility with Windows 10.
  • Added unicode support for the Info-ZIP header of Zip format.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to extract some XZ files.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • Added the Japanese language file.
  • Bandizip is now available on Japanese Windows.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to extract some 4 GB or bigger split ZIP files.
    • Extracted files' time wasn't set correctly when Bandizip extracted the RAR files (Year 2038 bug).
    • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • Bug fixed - Some archived files were not displayed when they had been compressed by right clicking in Windows Explorer.
  • Added the Belarusian language file by Belarus2578.



  • A drop-down menu will be shown when right clicking on the Open and Extract buttons.
  • The preset size of Gmail has changed from 26,214,400 bytes to 25,600,000 bytes.
  • Improved the UI of message boxes.
  • Added the Finnish and Sinhala language files - Many thanks to Henri Jalonen and Randika.
  • Bugs fixed
    • The progress status bar was not displayed properly when modifying Zip files under certain situations.
    • The code page of file names was not saved as UTF-8 when modifying Zip files even if the user checked the "Use unicode file names in Zip files (UTF-8)" option.
    • Failed to extract RAR5 archives which were compressed with passwords and the Store method.
    • Failed to open certain files with an external editor if the file name in the archive has a blank space.
    • Failed to extract CAB archives which were split and compressed with the MSZIP algorithm.
    • Failed to handle the SWAP2 and SWAP4 filters of the 7z format.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to extract split ZIP/ZIPX/EXE archives which were compressed by Bandizip and included more than two 4 GB or bigger files.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.



  • The unique GZ file format can be extracted.
  • Old versions of the TAR format are now supported.
  • Image preview is available even if the files were compressed by a solid compression method.
  • After installing Bandizip, the Honeyview suggestion window will pop up.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Bandizip couldn't delete temporary files when an associated program was running.
    • Bandizip couldn't execute Honeyview as an internal image viewer if the images were compressed by a solid compression method.



  • 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 under certain situations.



  • 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.



  • Improved security of Bandizip.
  • Bugs fixed - Failed to extract split .ace files
  • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Bandizip now supports the new RAR 5.0 archive format.
  • Added the Uyghur language file by NurMuhemmed Ismaiyil.
  • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to open a certain ZIP64 file format.
    • Mouse pointer moved to the upper left corner when the "Snap-To" function of mouse pointer was enabled.
    • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Some .7z files were corrupted under certain situations.
  • Bandizip now uses LZMA2 instead of LZMA when packing .7z files.



  • Added the Hebrew language file by Ronen Nisanov.
  • Bandizip now uses LZMA instead of LZMA2 when packing .7z files.



  • Improved security of Bandizip.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Filenames were not displayed automatically when Bandizip archived the root directory of a hard drive.
    • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Added the Catalan language file by Raül Vallès.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to extract certain RAR archives which were compressed by solid compression and included the store method.
    • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Added the Thai language file by Thanapon Namjittrong.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Some password-protected .7z files were corrupted under certain situations
    • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Added the Croatian, Danish, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Romanian language files - Many thanks to I.L.-Jamar, Mathias, Gorran.Kurd, Amenox, and Mircea Voiculescu
  • Bugs fixed
    • Bandizip didn’t execute for 5 seconds when some users attempted to open it using Windows Explorer
    • Other minor bugs fixed



  • Bugs fixed
    • Some error messages didn't display properly
    • Files saved as .zip files when the function, Compress to "each file/folder name.7z", was used



  • Added an Internal Image viewer
  • Create 7Z, ISO, LZH files
  • Extract 'CAB (Split), WIM (Compressed), EXE (NSIS)' file formats
  • Extract 'QUANTUM (CAB), JPEG (ZIPX), WavPack (ZIPX)' algorithm
  • Support long path names exceeding 260 characters
  • Delete files after archiving/extraction
  • Detect code page automatically
  • Improved the archiving/extracting speed
  • Improved the installer
  • Fixed many bugs



  • Added the Danish and Kurdish language files
    • Many thanks to Mathias and Gorran.Kurd



  • Added the Romanian language file by Mircea Voiculescu
  • Bugs fixed



  • Added the Slovenian language file by A.B.Prlek SLO
  • Bugs fixed
    • Failed to extract password protected .RAR files using solid compression
    • Some filenames were broken in certain OSes (Greek, etc.)
    • Failed to extract certain split files (avi.001, .mkv.001)



  • Added the Dutch, Greek, Hungarian and Portuguese language files
  • - Many thanks to Marc Holderbeke, George Georgiou, Zodarr, Jonathan Caldeira and Cristiano Gomes
  • Improved the creating module of TAR format
  • Improved extracting compatibility of ALZ, EGG format
  • Bugs fixed
    • 'Open with' windows popped up when DOS EXE files were double-clicked
    • Failed to get the FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE attribute of 7z files
    • Failed to open WIM files when security data was contained
    • Failed to use the 'Fast Drag&Drop' function in certain versions of Windows XP



  • Support the delta, deflate algorithms of 7z format
  • Support RTL (Right to Left Text) languages
  • Improved extracting speed when unpacking small files
  • Improved SFX (Self-extracting archive) file processing
  • Fixed many bugs



  • Support multi-threaded and multi-core processors (6 times faster)
  • Create ZIPX, TAR, and TGZ archives
  • Unpack ACE, TXZ, TLZ, PMA, and J2J archives
  • Improved the toolbar design
  • Added the Find Files window
  • Added the Turkish language file by Devrim Ergin
  • Improved the code page for UNIX and Mac
  • Improved SFX compression
  • Show the latest archive history
  • Show the [..] directory in archives
  • Support for Windows 8
  • Support the LZMA algorithm, UTF-8, and AES encryption in ZipX
  • Fixed tons of bugs



  • Added the 'Bulgarian, Czech, Norwegian, Russian, Slovak, Chinese (Traditional)' language files
  • - Many thanks to URIEL, Buchtič, Svein Magne Høiland, Trojan, PEPEK, and Wang Hulen
  • Support Silent Installation Usage: bandizip-setup-gl.exe /S
  • Bug fixed - Drag & Drop bug when extracting a file from the archive
  • Bug fixed - File associations didn't work with Bandizip
  • Improved the extraction folder name
  • For example) When you extract "AAA.7z.001" file, the folder name will be "AAA"



  • Added the 'Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish' language files
  • - Many thanks to Yang Haibo, Philippe, Balcky, malungu, Styb, S. Freling, Jacek Milecki, Pérez and Toni
  • Added automatic language selection when you install
  • Blocked the RTLO Unicode hole (RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE) - Security improved
  • Bug fixed - Resetting error under certain situations



  • Added 'File Split' types (3MB/4MB/5MB/10MB/20MB/650MB/700MB)
  • Bugs fixed
    • Language setting error in message box
    • File adding bug when the same filename exists in archive



  • Released the Bandizip official version



  • Released the Bandizip beta version



  • Started to develop Archiving Engine