PeaZip is another open-source file and archive manager that comes with compression and decompression abilities. It is available in both portable and installable format for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows & Linux. You can use PeaZip as an alternate to 7-zip.

PeaZip can extract most of the archive formats from Windows and Unix. Currently, more than 180 file extensions are supported. It can create an archive file in 7Z, ARC, BALZ, BZIP2, GZIP, PEA, QUAD, SPLIT, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP, and PAQ.00, 001, 7Z, ACE, AIR, APK, APM, APPV, APPX, ARC, ARJ, BALZ, BSZ, BZ, BZ2, BZIP, BZIP2, CAB, CB7, CBA, CBR, CBT, CBZ, CDDX, CHI, CHM, CHQ, CHW, CPIO, CRX, CSPKG, DEB, DLL, DMG, DOC, DOCX, DOT, DOTX, DWFX, EAR, EPUB, EXE,

00, 001, 7Z, ACE, AIR, APK, APM, APPV, APPX, ARC, ARJ, BALZ, BSZ, BZ, BZ2, BZIP, BZIP2, CAB, CB7, CBA, CBR, CBT, CBZ, CDDX, CHI, CHM, CHQ, CHW, CPIO, CRX, CSPKG, DEB, DLL, DMG, DOC, DOCX, DOT, DOTX, DWFX, EAR, EPUB, EXE, FAMILYX, FAT, FDIX, FLA, FLV, GNM, GZ, GZIP, HFS, HXI, HXQ, HXW, IMA, IMAGE, IMF, IMG, IPA, IPSW, ISO, JAR, JTX, KMZ, LHA, LIT, LPAQ1, LPAQ5, LPAQ8, LZH, LZMA, LZMA86, MAFF, MBR, MDF, MPP, MSI, MSLZ, MSP, MSU, NTFS, NUPKG, ODB, ODF, ODG, ODM, ODP, ODS, ODT, OTG, OTH, OTP, OTS, OTT, OXPS, OXT, PAK, PAQ8F, PAQ8JD, PAQ8L, PAQ8O, PART1, PCV, PEA, PET, PK3, PK4, POT, PPS, PPT, PPTX, PUP, QUAD, R00, R01, RAR, RMSKIN, RPM, STAR, SEMBLIO, SFS, SLP, SMPK, SMZIP, SPLIT, SQUASHFS, STC, STD, STI, STW, SWF, SWM, SXC, SXD, SXG, SXI, SXM, SXW, SYS, TAR, TAZ, TB2, TBZ, TBZ2, TBZIP, TBZIP2, TGZ, TPZ, TXZ, TZ, U3P, UDF, VHD, VSIX, WAL, WAR, WIM, WMZ, WRC, WSZ, XAR, XLS, XLSX, XLT, XLTX, XPI, XPS, XZ, Z, Z01, ZIP, ZIPX and ZPAQ files formats can be extracted by this tool.

The app supports Drag & Drop for extraction and archiving, and once installed, it integrates into the Windows context menu. By right-clicking on a file, you can compress or decompress.

peazipThe user interface of the PeaZip is immaculate. When you open this app, it looks like Windows Explorer.

PeaZip can create password-protected archives with 256-bit AES encryption for 7Z, ZIP, ARC, and PEA file formats.

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When you create a new archive, a key file can also be used alongside a password to create a two-step verification. It can also generate a random password / key file. While opening the compressed file will require both the password and the key file, which increases the security.

PeaZip is a great compression and decompression software and is also available for free. You can download it from here.

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