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7-Zip Portable v9.20 Rev 3

SYSTEM on 27 Oct 2013

7-Zip is an archive manager supporting the creation and viewing of a wide variety of different formats. Includes folder favorites, optional 2-pane view, available AES encryption, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability, and more.

7-zip is the official file archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format that achieves higher compression than many others via LZMA algorithms. In addition, 7-Zip supports the creation of ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, and XZ files, as well as the extraction of RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, APM, SquashFS, CramFS and MSLZ files.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from and supports 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Program and Launcher: GPL, 7z format: LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
What's new? This release fixes a 7-Zip bug where the 64-bit version can't display help and updates to the latest Format.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2013-02-13 17:28

Ruby had already told me that I am incorrect, 7-Zip Portable writes its vital settings to the Windows registry.
Now, either you must prove that you are correct or Ruby must prove himself or herself correct. I don't care who is correct. Just tell the entire truth about how 7-Zip Portable write its vital settings.

Ruby on 2013-02-13 23:27

Your initial post indicated using 7-Zip without the PAF format in which case settings are stored in the registry.

7-Zip Portable will backup any local 7-Zip registry settings which allows the portable 7-Zip (PAF) to use that registry key to R/W settings to and when finished will restore the local 7-Zip registry key backup

Magibon on 2013-10-27 13:39

Ruby is correct.. the launcher backsup the local registry, imports any user settings, then restores the registry after usage.

Which is why PAF Launchers rock.

FYI: don't confuse for i did it by accident via Google.

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PeaZip v5.4.0 Updated

Checker on 8 Jul 2014
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is an easy to use file manager-style compression tool supporting its native PEA archive format that features splitting, flexible encryption and integrity check schemes. It also supports most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP etc.

Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "PeaZip Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip
What's new? Backend:
  • ZPAQ backend updated to 6.54.
File Manager:
  • New UI design.
  • Tabs replaced by new option menu button on the bottom left corner of the form on Add, Extract, Password, Password Manager, and PeaLauncher.
  • Tabs replaced by new side tab bar for unified Settings/Theme screen.
  • Improved archive manager tool bar, with visible dropdown menus for quick access to archiving and test functions.
  • Improved and simplified various menus.
  • New navigation (bookmarks, filesystem, history, and functions) menu set as primary address bar's navigation menu.
  • New "functions" menu mode, providing quick launcher for most used functions and A-Z functions list submenu, replaces functions button.
  • Improved breadcrumb menu, set as secondary navigation menu (alternate navigation menu, navigation bar context menu...) replacing older menus.
  • Improved "Open" branch in navigation bar merging Functions and Application groups.
  • Added "most used", "last visited" and "date added" information stats to bookmarks, can be used for sorting bookmarks.
  • Unified "Save history data" (Options > Settings) checkbox controls saving list of last accessed archives, paths, searches, and bookmarks/history stats.
  • Updated pre-set web search and cloud services.
  • Yandex Disk and Sharepoint are now added by default to known cloud paths.
  • Various minor fixes and improvements.
Extraction and Archiving:
  • Implemented flags to remove 1) original archive(s) after extraction 2) original files after archival.
  • Always asks for confirmation during interactive tasks.
  • Can be saved/scheduled to scripts.
  • Apply (and remember) favorite deletion mode: recycle bin, quick delete, zeroing, secure delete.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2013-02-01 17:12

I encountered a most undesirable feature of this software. If you delete any of the unnecessary language files (i.e. non English), and then try to run PeaZip, the software automatically terminates! I have been looking for a good portable file archiver, but with this bad bug, PeaZip is not my choice!

rogerthedodger on 2013-03-29 00:20

@ mixture. why dont you try 7zip, or bandizip

Ganamyde on 2014-05-04 18:37

Still doesn't support unicode? lol

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Universal Extractor v1.6.1

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from many types of archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, as well as MSI and EXE files created using various installer packages such as Wise and Inno Setup etc. Useful for testing apps for portability because you can extract files directly from installer packages without having to go through the installation process.

Alternatively, an unofficial version with the latest-and-greatest internals is available (on Lupo's PenSuite site).

Commercial use note: There are restrictions on the included files UHARC02.EXE and UHARC04.EXE. These files can be deleted without dramatic impact on the software and will only disable extraction of a small number of file types. See website for more information.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Main program: GPL, Included libraries: various, see note about commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR "UniExtract Binary Archive" package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe
What's new? Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
Added translations for Armenian, Czeck, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Swedish
Changed 7-Zip unpacking behavior;
now attempts brute force extraction only after External PEiD scan;
change due to aggressive .exe resource extraction in new versions
Changed Windows installer support (.msi, .msp) to use MsiX instead of msi2xml
Changed LZMA support to use 7-Zip for extraction
Changed FEAD support to use PEiD rather than TrID for detection
Changed following formats to call 7z by name (also see 7-Zip debug comment):
bz2, chm, gz, tar, Z
this is mostly for code cleanup; functionality should be the same
Fixed InstallShield 5.x regression in 1.6 preventing successful extraction
Fixed bug in extraction of non-TAR LZW compressed files
Fixed bug that prevented picking files after toggling history option
Fixed bug in display of history combo boxes when no items listed
Fixed cosmetic bug in Visual C++ SFX status dialog
Fixed cosmetic bug in status dialogs due to extra padding by AutoIt
Removed lzma helper binary
Removed msi2xml helper binary and MSXML download link on MSI selection page
Removed Windows NT 4.0 support from installer
Removed debug output for 7-Zip, arj, hlp;
buffers output, preventing proper user feedback and input prompts
Updated success/fail detection to check output directory timestamp;
can detect cases where files are overwritten, which old method missed;
will still consider failed if user chooses not to overwrite files,
or if all files are written to a subdirectory of the output directory
Updated RPM and DEB support to extract interim CPIO and TAR files
Updated FEAD support to workaround read-only permission issue
Updated Zip support to log unzip output and permit minor reported unzip errors
Updated PEiD detection of Microsoft SFX cab files for more reliable extraction
Updated some UniExtract window sizes for better internationalization support
Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Russian
Updated 7-Zip to 9.13 beta
Updated AutoIt to and replaced deprecated _ArrayCreate UDF
Updated InfoZip unzip to 6.0.0
Updated Inno Setup to 5.3.9
Updated innounp to 0.31 (supports Inno Setup 5.3.9)
Updated InstallExplorer WCX to 0.9.2
Updated MSI WCX to 1.2.1
Updated PEiD to 0.95
Updated UnRAR to 3.93
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-02-18 22:48

From your post @ I guess you were able to educate yourself, smallhagrid. I only wish you'd document your fiddlings in there, too...

For others seeking education, I'd recommend browsing through all the comments here and also at links posted in ...

robertcollier4 on 2013-07-14 04:41

Universal Extractor beta (Gora mod) (auto-updating)

toitoy on 2013-10-23 23:35

Updated Latest Mod of the Gora version

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ArcConvert v0.68 Updated

Checker on 5 May 2014

ArcConvert converts between a wide variety of archives and includes automatic password detection. Useful to upgrade compression or change an archive to a format supported by your program of choice.

Most of the common archiving formats are supported including zip, 7-zip, RAR, TGZ, as well as ~60 other lesser-known formats. Available export formats include ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA, TAR, TGZ, BZ2, YZ1, BGA, RAR, ACE, NOA32, PAQAR, UHARC, YZ2, DZ, HA, XZ, and FreeArc

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch arc_convert.exe.
What's new?
  • Minor bug fix.
  • Innounp update.
Latest comments
DavidRoper on 2014-05-25 14:13

Why all the fuss over RAR? The biggest problem is getting RAR to ZIP so it's compatible to more people in the world, not less. 1980 called, they want their compressor back.

Midas on 2014-05-25 19:18

The changelog posted is for ArcConvert v0.66, plus there now seems to be a 64 bits version linked at the bottom of the Sourceforge page ("Update for 64bit OS").

Note also that although WinRAR gives you a 30 day trial, as the meme goes, it will never end...


webfork on 2014-05-30 23:25

DavidRoper: even among very technical people, I can't seem to get anyone to use anything but ZIP. The dream of getting people to use one of a number of radically better compression formats has been going on for over a decade now and at this stage just seems like a lost cause.

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IZArc2Go v4.1.8

webfork on 14 Jul 2013
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by french

IZArc is an archive utility that supports 50 formats, drag-and-drop, archives broken into sections (spanning), self-extracting archives, repair of damaged ZIP archives, converting from archive type to another, create/merge multi-volume sets, view/write comments etc. Decompresses the popular ZIP, RAR, 7Z archives, as well as CD image formats (ISO, BIN, NRG, IMG, etc), while compressing to 7Z, JAR, ZIP, and many more, with their associated speed/quality options and encryption methods.

IZArc2Go is the portable version of IZArc by the same author.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract (note: requires latest InnoUp version to extract)
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch IZArc2Go.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, Peazip
What's new?
    -Fixed extracting of empty files from 7-Zip archives
    -Fixed some small bugs

    -Clear also extract to folder history when perform "Clear History"
    -Auto extract nested TAR archives from TAR.GZ files
    -Added an option to perform single search in all types of supported archives in "Search in Archives" dialog

    -Updated UnRar library to version 5.0.4
    -Updated translations
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2011-11-28 05:15

Downloaded IZArc2Go V4.1.6 from both Softpedia and Brothersoft, uniextracted the installer but could not see anything OpenCandy related. VirusTotal says it is clean too. See

webfork on 2011-11-28 18:38

Thanks Baas.

lautrepay on 2012-07-31 17:47

InnoUnp V0.37 is needed to extract the installer:

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