PeaZip Changelog

New in version 5.5.2

December 23rd, 2014
  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated to 7z 9.35 beta
  • LZMA2 is the new default algorithms for .7z format
  • defaults updated accordingly new reference settings for 7z
  • new 7z version drops support for Windows 9.x, which remains supported by PeaZip 5.5.1 and previous
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Improved on demand scanning integration, up to 8 concurrent antivirus / antimalware, both in-archive (compressed files) and in filesystem
  • Added support for Avast Pro / Internet Security, ClamWin, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, ESET NOD32 / Smart Security
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added hint overlays on extraction and archiving screens, overlays are replaced by standard popup hints when clicked, and when some input files are already selected

New in version 5.5.1 (December 9th, 2014)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Added support for scanning with Windows Defender
  • Information column, when browsing files, shows a note about file types which can be handled through PeaZip
  • '+' known archive file type, open with double click
  • '.' known file type usually not handled as archive, open with context menu "Open as archive" (i.e. MS Office files)
  • Improved links to online resources
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • While operating, Pause button is highlighted instead of Stop by default, to prevent unaware click canceling running tasks
  • Fixed extraction to new folder from application's drag and drop context menu
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • New installation mode: "Update only" install new program's files and keeps existing system integration unchanged (file association, context menu, send to menu)
  • Installer shows link to Help and FAQ pages
  • ISO files are not associated to PeaZip by default, to avoid overriding system's defaults unless explicitly requested by user
  • Configure system integration tool starts Custom installation mode by default, to prompt user all options
  • 181 file extensions supported, added support for Microsoft's .mlc Language Interface Pack and .mui Multilingual User Interface

New in version 5.5.0 (October 19th, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • PeaZip Additional Format Plugin 2, now containing also quad and balz binaries
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Image manager
  • Added 4K and 8K formats pre-sets in fit image to resolution
  • Added JPEG quality 90, 75 and 50 to Image manager pre-set context menu entries
  • Added TIFF, PPM, and XPM formats as image conversion options
  • Added to context menu (in Image manager group) common pre-set entries for resize, fit, and convert operations
  • New advanced rename functions (context menu): uppercase, lowercase, add string at fixed position, delete n chars at fixed position, replace/remove string (optionally case sensitive), change file extension
  • New file rename dropdown menu also featured in File management tool bar
  • New advanced selection features
  • Starting with same character (optionally case sensitive) of selected object
  • Size similar to selected object; size smaller/larger than
  • Date similar to selected object; current hour, day, week, month, year
  • Advanced selection dialog Select..., features add/subtract to current selection, available in toolbar, address bar (search group) and context menu
  • New Copy path feature: copy current path or selected items paths as UTF8 string for any use
  • Various fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added "Halt system after task completion" flag in Advanced compression/extraction options tab
  • Added option to remove single intermediate directory upon Extract to new folder operation in Options > Settings > Archive management
  • PeaLauncher
  • New task options dropdown menu in the button on the left of "Cancel", showing thread priority option and "Cancel all"
  • "Cancel" notification no longer trigger additional message box
  • New "Cancel all" function stop the sequence of following tasks
  • 179 file extensions supported:
  • Added support for .xzm Porteus Linux packages

New in version 5.4.1 (August 14th, 2014)

  • Tabs for the new UI
  • Improved Compression and Extraction menus
  • New Path submenu to explore last used directories and drag and drop items from system to application

New in version 5.4.0 (July 8th, 2014)

  • Release 5.4.0 brings a major refresh in GUI design, in order to speed up user's work flow, and make easier to discover useful functions (as new quick archiving/compression pre-sets) and most relevant information.
  • It is now possible to automatically remove original files after archival, and to remove original archives after extraction, with customizable deletion procedure (recycle, quick / zero / secure delete), that can also be added to exported scripts / scheduled tasks.
  • Alongside many other improvements and updates, ZPAQ backend was updated to 6.54.
  • PeaZip 5.x family introduced a major code and design cleanup: improved navigation menus, faster add to archive routine, improved inclusion/exclusion advanced filters, new synthetic archive information function, improved UAC integration, localized Windows context menu.
  • New features includes: Schedule tab in Archive/Convert and Extract interfaces (integrated with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Task Scheduler), new secure deletion of free space and new zero deletion mode (overwriting files/free space with all 0), standalone GUI for basic archive extraction (Tools > PeaExtractor) and for basic file management tasks (Tools > PeaUtils), pre-set compression profiles for single-click switching between most common compression task, i.e. best compression, fast compression, protect with password, create self extracting archive, keep output under a specified size for mail attachment, etc.
  • 178 file extensions are supported.

New in version 5.3.1 (May 4th, 2014)

  • Various fixes
  • Improved handling of double file extension when creating archives
  • Updated translations and Windows' context menu localization scripts

New in version 5.3.0 (April 13th, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • [Windows] Updated to FreeArc 0.67 alpha
  • CODE:
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.2.0
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • [W7+] Added localization for cascaded system's context menu entries
  • [Windows, installable] Options > Settings > Reset now also asks if the user wants to reset system integration
  • Bookmarks can now be sorted by name
  • File browser (details mode) shows icons for special paths
  • Find duplicate files and checksum/hash automatically switches browser to list mode to display results
  • Multi threading option is remembered
  • Navigation bar "+" button switches between navigation view and tree view
  • Improved treeview sidebar, showing icons for folders, disks and special paths
  • Function list moved to popup menu from button on the left of status bar
  • New multi-functional popup menu on the left of address bar, toggle between bookmarks, filesystem and history
  • Session history available as status bar view
  • Updated "Seven" theme
  • Various minor fixes and enhancements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Console field content is now automatically valorized when Console tab is accessed
  • Enumerate folder content option is now set as a switch in archive creation screen
  • Improved inclusion filters for archive creation
  • "Include only" apply inclusion filter to input directories (files individually added are always archived)
  • "Include also" allows to freely specify extra items/filters to be archived (works as inclusion filter worked in previous versions)
  • inclusion and exclusion lists accepts drag and drop of items from system
  • New Info mode for synthetic information about archive, old Info mode remapped to "List (with details)"
  • New Compression profiles list, automating settings for most common compression task (i.e. best compression, fast compression, protect with password, self extracting, keep output under specified size...)
  • the list is available in favourite formats dropdown menu, in Add button context menu (browser) and from arrow button on the left of OK (compression screen)
  • New task progress bar identifies tasks that are paused (yellow) or ended in error (red)
  • LINUX, Qt:
  • Recompiled with Qt bindings V2.5, compatible with Qt from 4.5 to 4.8

New in version 5.2.2 (February 25th, 2014)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added preconfigured support for OneDrive path, when applicable
  • Improved help system and updated documentation:
  • F1 points to translated tutorial (if available in selected language) featuring links to online resources and local help file
  • Alt+F1 points to local help file (English, .pdf format)
  • Shift+F1 points to online Support page, which features multilingual manuals, contacts etc
  • Ctrl+F1 points to online FAQ page, which features question & answer type guide to common topics
  • Existing language files were updated to include correct links to online resources and documentation
  • Open with associated application: changed behavior, now open using standard system's file association, while doubleclick checks internal extended file association with uncommon formats with PeaZip before
  • Standalone simplified GUI linked from main menu, Tools:
  • PeaExtractor minimal GUI for extraction of single archives
  • PeaUtils minimal GUI (new) for interactive use of file management features (hash, secure delete, etc)
  • Various minor fixes and visual updates.

New in version 5.2.1 (December 27th, 2013)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved secure file delete and secure free space delete
  • All modes with n>=4 iterations now uses overwrite with all 0 and overwrite with al 1 (FF byte) for the two first iterations (followed by n-2 iteration overwriting with random data), faster and more secure due to most recommendations for secure deletion protocols, as USAF System Security Instruction 5020, Schneier's Algorithm, Communications Security Establishment Canada ITSG-06, British HMG Infosec Standard 5 Enhanced Standard
  • Updated Tracker link, and improved links to online resources
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Installer built with new InnoSetup 5.5.4