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PeaZip Portable 8.3.0
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Portable file archiver software

Free RAR ZIP files portable utility

Portable WinRar / WinZip alternative, no installation needed

Software license: LGPL3, free of charge for any use
Supported systems: Microsoft Windows 2K/XP,
Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 and 64 bit), ReactOS, Wine

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PeaZip Portable, WinRar WinZip alternative file archiver

PeaZip Portable is a standalone totally self-contained softwarestandalone compression program file archiver utility: compress files, open and extract 200+ archive types, convert existing archives, encrypt data, secure delete, file spanning (split and join volumes), etc...
This software provieds a complete portable alternative for WinZip, WinRar and similar tools, with additional advantage of no installation being required to use the application.

The portable version provides same set of features and supports same file formats - 7Z, ACE(*), BR, CAB, ISO, RAR / RAR5(**), sfx self extracting archives, TAR, ZIP, ZIPX, ZST... - as PeaZip but, as it does not need to be installed, it does not modify the host system.

Portable pakages are the best solution to bring a complete free zip / rar software with you (i.e. on an USB drive), make it available from network (a single copy on a shared disk for multiple clients), or simply to try the application's features.
For same reason this standalone package is the best choice whenever it is not allowed or desired to modify the host machine's operating system:
no installation is required to run the program.

Free, portable RAR ZIP files utility

To use this portable file archiver utility is very easy: just extract the software package (i.e. with integrated Microsoft's Windows Compressed Folders utility) to the desired directory, and simply start peazip.exe executable - file extension may be hidden on your device.

Once the program folder is unzipped, PeaZip Portable can replace file archivers utilities like WinRar and WinZip for file compression, extraction, and archive management functions, working with 200+ archive formats including popular 7Z, ACE, BR, CAB, ISO, RAR, TAR, ZIP, ZIPX, ZST... and provides its usual set of advanced security features (encrypt / decrypt files, secure delete, file hashing, encrypted password manager).

To remove the program, after use or when it is no longer needed, simply delete it i.e. moving PeaZip Portable application folder to Recycle Bin.

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PeaZip Portable file archiver 64 bit version requires a 64 bit MS Windows operating system (WIN64), this property can be easily verified rightclicking on Computer icon and selecting Properties, or from System entry in Control Panel, which displays detailed device's properties.
WIN64 version is faster than the 32 bit version, the latter should be used only for legacy Windows 32 bit systems.
Linux/BSD section provides PeaZip Portable downloads for non-Windows systems.

See complete change log and release notes for list of updates and new features of PeaZip Portable.
PeaZip Portable file archiver is freeware software and it is released under Open Source license LGPLv3, that means this program is free of charge for any use (personal and professional, business and government, etc...), modification, and distribution.
This application is intended as alternative to proprietary file archivers like WinZip and WinRar, and their respective portable versions. It open and extract RAR, ACE, ZIPX and other proprietary file archive formats and can convert them to alternative archiving / compression open formats like 7Z, TAR, or ZIP, non encumbered by i.p. patents or licensing limitations.

(*) ACE files extraction requires separate Portable UNACE opener plugin (separate download is required as unace code licensing is incompatible with LGPLv3), downloadable from add-ons page.
(**) RAR files can be created with PeaZip if WinRar (installed or portable) is available in the system - alternatively the user can copy Rar.exe to PeaZip Portable path. Autonomous support for rar compression is not possible due to constrains of rar licensing.
To Open and extract RAR and new RAR5 format is supported out of the box, alternative Portable UNRAR5 opener plugin, based on (WinRar) RarLab's unrar code (incompatible with LGPLv3), can be downloaded from add-ons page as alternative for 7-Zip / p7zip open source unrar implementation, if desired by the user.

This application is also available as PortableApps PeaZip Portable PAF package, which automatically decompress needed files and integrates the program in PortableApps' utilities suite.

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