Bandizip 6.14 Updated

billon on 19 Jun 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customizable interface, the searching of archives by file name, file splitting, password protection, self-extracting archives and varying levels of compression. It supports the creation and extraction of most common compression formats, as well as modern formats ZIPX and 7Z.

The program's "High Speed Archiving" function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm on multimedia files (AVI, WMV, MP3...) or archive files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z...) that won't benefit from additional compression. This can increase archiving speed dramatically. Extract formats supported include 7Z, ZIPX, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, ZIP, Z and more.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP "Portable" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bandizip32.exe or Bandizip64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, PeaZip
What's new?
  • Improved the stability of the program.
  • ZLIB update(1.2.8->1.2.11).
  • Code refactoring.
  • Fixed:
    • Cannot extract specific RAR5 format file;
    • Cannot extract specific RAR format file;
    • Ace format related bugs.

31 comments on Bandizip  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

rogerthedodger 2013-02-04 00:28

Is there any reason that some new additions no longer say if its stealth or not?

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webfork 2013-02-23 20:06

rogerthedodger: it's really up to the person posting the entry. In this case, I just wanted to get this posted and didn't want to run a system test to find out for sure.

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outskirter 2013-02-28 22:10

I've tried Version 3 in both the portable and installer versions. Since I only use one computer, my own, having entries added to my registry is not as critical as I thought, so I've opted for the installer, for the following reasons:

The portable version does not include the internal image viewer/previewer, and even though the options for it are still there in the Settings menu, you'll get an error message that AIView can't be loaded. That's because its components are missing.

Another thing that's included with the installer, but is missing from the portable version is the subfolder "7z", which contains the DLLs and EXEs for 7-Zip (except for 7-Zip's file manager). The upshot of this is that I can't uncompress installer files in EXE format with the portable version, but can with the full version installed. It's like getting a brand-new 7-Zip with a much better UI.

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outskirter 2013-02-28 22:13

Oh, and why is there never a change log shown for Bandizip's updates? I've even had that problem on their site.

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Midas 2013-02-28 22:45

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outskirter 2013-02-28 23:22

Thanks, Midas! My mistake; I kept looking in the Bandizip forum, rather than the Bandisoft announcements.

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__philippe 2013-07-07 21:29


(...The portable version does not include the internal image viewer/previewer, and even though the options for it are still there in the Settings menu, you'll get an error message that AIView can't be loaded. That's because its components are missing...)

This has been fixed as of version 3.07, in a roundabout way : while the Portable version still lacks the internal image viewer module, the option to use it is now greyed out in the Settings menu.

BTW, in answer to my request, the BZ admin has kindly provided an updated summary table clarifying the differences between the four Bandizip versions available for download, namely :
Install / Admin / Portable / Mac OS/X


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ixz 2013-11-22 13:36

anybody knows how to get context menu entries with the portable version?

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Midas 2013-11-24 20:57

@ixz: see "Options | Settings" (or press F5), then "Context Menu" button...

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ixz 2013-11-25 09:46

@midas: thanks, but i dont find that entry in portable mode. i guess you have to install the programm in order to see this setting. wished it would handle it like 7zip portable, where the context menu is no problem. well - maybe a workaround exists?

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Midas 2013-11-25 10:46

I see. My Bandizip is in fact installed.

BTW, you need 'bdzshl32.dll' to get the shell menu -- if you register that file manually, the option may become available...

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ixz 2013-11-25 12:55

well, if thats the only way, im going to extract the installer and set config to nonportable mode. curious to know why they limited the portable version that much (only 32bit, no 7z, no context integration...)?

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freakazoid 2013-11-26 22:15

For portable context menu, use Open++ ( with Bandizip's command-line args:

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__philippe 2014-01-25 13:00

Bandizip 3.10 (24-JAN-2014) released

- Improved security of Bandizip.
- Bugs fixed - Failed to extract splitted .ace files
- Others

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Checker 2014-01-25 15:08

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated.

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__philippe 2014-04-29 07:58

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Midas 2014-04-29 09:26

The UI bug present since Bandizip v1.x hasn't been fixed yet... :(

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Foot 2014-04-29 11:39

The download link (at 29 April 2014) leads to the Bandizip installer bandizip-setup-gl.exe. The portable zip is available at

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DzejPy 2014-04-30 12:00

Portable Bandizip support ONLY English language. You need to download ( language file and rename it English.ini (replace original).
Or it is differently?

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Midas 2014-06-03 15:42

Bandizip v5.0 released (changelog:

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webfork 2014-06-28 19:54

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__philippe 2014-08-14 10:18

Bandizip 5.01 released (12-AUG-2014) (installer | portable)


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Checker 2014-08-14 18:18

@ __philippe: I've seen the update, too.
But the download still gives you v5.0 build 12200, that's why I didn't update the entry.

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Checker 2014-08-14 18:27

I changed the download link to new version ;)

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Checker 2014-08-14 18:31

Sorry for version typo. Correct version is: v5.01 Build 12254

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__philippe 2014-10-08 09:46

Bandizip 5.02 Build 12338 released (7-OCT-2014) (installer | portable)


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Checker 2014-10-08 12:57

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)
The download link didn't work yesterday ... that's why I skipped the update.

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__philippe 2017-03-28 13:07

Bandizip v6.0 Changelog :

- New Command-line command ;-)
- New Console program ;-)
- Does not support XP anymore...:-(

Jeez...another finely evolving, well-crafted tool going down the drain...:-(

Last XP-aware package (released 23-DEC-2016)

see further:


smaragdus 2017-03-29 04:55

To disable 'Start Screen' go to "Settings"-"Advanced" and uncheck "Show 'Start Screen' when Bandizip starts".
To revert to the old tool-bar go to "View"-"Toolbar" and select "Old".


__philippe 2017-09-06 14:30

Ultimate XP-aware portable package:
BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.19.ZIP (Bandizip32.exe link date 25-JUN-2017)



__philippe 2018-02-02 05:10

Looks like fomer reports of Bandizip-XP demise were grossly exaggerated...;-)

2018 Ultimate XP-aware portable package
BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.20.ZIP (Bandizip32.exe link date 01-FEB-2018)

Bandizip-XP main page:

XP Portable DL link:
XP Installer DL link:


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