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7-Zip Portable v15.14 Updated

webfork on 19 Apr 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability, and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes, and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of a long list of formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, and WIM. The program will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, etc.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new?
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br3 on 2015-12-25 12:55

Usually when using 7-Zip Portable I have files in multiple folders to unzip; two examples: E:\Software\MPC\CrashReporter and E:\Software\MPC\LAVFilters64.

Each time I select the files in 7-Zip and select Extract I have to start from the same place to select the destination extract location.

Is there any way to get 7-Zip Portable to remember the last destination location? If not, is there any other good, portable extractor that does have this capability?

JohnTHaller on 2015-12-26 04:19

br3: Unfortunately that is a limitation of 7-Zip itself. Each time you click extract it defaults to the folder that the archive is within.

albert on 2015-12-26 20:12

br3: You can 'imitate' that you want if you active the 2 panels view, with F9 o View / 2 panels. It's vey useful.

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FileOptimizer v8.30 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2016
  • 109MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF), and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder and the author reports the program is functional in WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Added UPX to the EXE/DLL tool chain.
  • Added INI setting bEXEEnableUPX=false to enable UPX EXE compression. For instance bEXEEnableUPX=true will enable UPX processing.
  • Added INI setting LeanifyIterations=-1 to specify desired Leanify iterations independantly of the compression level. For instance LeanifyIterations=128 will instruct Leanify to always use 128 iterations.
  • Added stereo extensions: MPO (Multi Picture Object), PNS (PNG Stereo) and JPS (JPEG Stereo).
  • Added LXF extension (Lego Digital Designer) to ZIP chain.
  • Tweaked ECT invoking to make it get better compression ratios.
  • Fixed ECT execution it does not use -Mx but -x instead.
  • Fixed disable ZIP recurse handling in Leanify.
  • Fixed an Embarcadero's VCL bug that caused view modes in add files Windows common dialog show strange strings.
  • Removed crop-transparency from gifsicle arguments, since it can downsize resulting GIF image, and thus not being lossless.
  • Disable TruePNG on ICO files because it crashes.
  • Avoid using Advzip on SFX ZIP files due to header being removed).
  • Updated AdvanceCOMP to 1.20.
  • Updated Leanify to 0.4.3.103 daily binaries.
  • Updated pngquant to 2.5.2.
  • Updated TruePNG to 0.6.2.2.
  • Updated strip to 2.26.
  • Updated Ghostcript to 9.19. Please report any issue if I should revert to 9.15.
  • Updated OptiPNG to 0.7.6 since Hg 20121021 is discontinued.
  • Updated ImageMagick to 6.9.3.8 with HDRI support.
  • Updated to cppcheck 1.73.
  • Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
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kozak on 2015-12-26 08:53

Can't start the app on WindowsXP - it misses BORLNDMM.DLL. Just plain adding of that .DLL doesn't resolve the issue...((
Any ideas for the solution?

Midas on 2015-12-27 03:05

@kozak: did you try registering that DLL with Windows?
(e.g., "regsvr32 BORLNDMM.DLL" at the command line)

webfork on 2016-02-26 00:23

Most images and files I post to portablefreeware go through this amazing compression tool. When compressing PDF files, I strongly recommend enabling the lossy DPI compression settings (usually around 150 or 200 is fine for most documents).

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PeaZip v6.0.1 Updated

billon on 1 May 2016
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 100+ archive types.� The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename, and much more. Note that tools setup through the task scheduler are not portable.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, as well as it's own PEA format.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
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?
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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Universal Extractor v1.6.1

SYSTEM on 29 Jan 2016
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2010
  • Suggested by DigeratiPrime

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from a wide variety of archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, as well as MSI and EXE files created using various installer packages (such as Nullsoft, Wise, 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. Note that the original developer no longer updates the program so some manual updates may be required.

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

Commercial use note: license restrictions are present on included files UHARC02.EXE and UHARC04.EXE, but can be deleted without dramatic impact on the software. See website for more information.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 using PeaExtractor or a similar tool to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor 2
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 3.3.6.1 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
Numanoid on 2014-11-01 14:32

This programme is in fact pretty much useless, there hasn't been one exe I have tried to extract over the last couple of months, where the so-called Universal Extractor has failed me :-(

shnbwmn on 2015-12-06 17:45

Numanoid - Due to the popularity of this software and how useful it has been to me personally as well, we can come to 3 conclusions:

1. You haven't researched this software very well, which is strange seeing as you tried so many exes, obviously with some sort of determination.
2. Perhaps you should pick your exes a bit more carefully, as you can't simply throw anything at it.
3. Equating the software's name to it's potential --> a bit gullible?

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PeaExtractor v1.1.0.0 New

webfork on 27 Mar 2016
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

PeaExtractor is a easy, minimalistic tool for unpacking almost any compressed file format. Features a search tool, progress bar, and drag-and-drop functionality. The program can unpack over 150 formats including encrypted or multi-volume archives (usually a series like .000, .001 or .r01, .z01...) as well as standard formats like 7z, rar, tar, zip, zipx, bzip2, cab, iso, etc.

The program aims to function as a simple, accessible alternative to file manager-like interfaces used by WinRar, WinZip, and 7-Zip. Cross-platform (Linux, BSD) and developed by the author of PeaZip.

NOTE: Open ACE files with additional steps. The download also includes pea.exe, containing other tools including checksums, secure delete, file lists, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peaextractor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-21 23:06

There are a lot of great ways to compress files and folders quickly and easily, but most people are only familiar with ZIP. PeaExtractor's broad support means that it frees us up to send the latest and best compression formats without wondering if the recipient will have difficulty opening it.

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