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FileOptimizer v16.00 Updated

Special on 9 Sep 2022
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format 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 list of the 400+ 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, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line. Many images here on TPFC including our logo have been compressed using FileOptimizer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new? 15.80 - 2022/06/09
- Added support to JPEG XL (JXL) images using ImageMagick (A F).
- Added additional AVIF extensions: .heif .heifs .heic, .heics .avci .avcs .avif .avifs
- Made SQLite optimization error handling safer.
- Improved JPEG 2000 (JP2) handling.
- Fixed Korean translation (1042.po).
- Updated Chinese languages including Simplified Chinese (2052, zh_CN) and Traditional Chinese (1028, zh_TW) (thanks ???~?).
- Switched from HTML Tidy 5.6.0 x86 and HTML Tidy 5.8.0 x64 to HTML Tidy for Windows 5.9.17 x86 and x86.
- Updated ECT x64 binaries to 0.9.1 (Collpo).
- Updated to Minify 2.11.2 x64.
- Updated cpdf to 2.5.2.
- Updated pingo to 1.00 a17 x64 version.
- Updated to mutool 1.19.1.
- Updated AdvanceCOMP to 2.3.
- Updated SQLite to 3.38.4 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2022 custom builds.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.1.0.36 with HDRI support.
- Updated to cppcheck 2.8.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
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mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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PeaZip v8.8.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 22 Aug 2022
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 200+ file types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, file splitter, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including ZIP, 7Z, ACE, BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, TAR, UPX, ZIPX, as well as it's own PEA format. Can extact but not create MSI and RAR files.

Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Cross platform with clients for Mac, Linux, and BSD, as well as 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:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, IZArc, Bandizip
What's new? See: https://peazip.github.io/changelog.html
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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7-Zip Portable v22.01 Updated

lwc on 27 Jul 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2022
  • 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 multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins. Supports many world languages.

Additionally, to use alternative toolbar and file icons, 7-Zip Theme Manager is available.

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

There is also a 7-Zip standalone console version.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip, IZArc, BandiZip
What's new? See: https://7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

AndTheWolf on 2019-02-01 14:58

PortableApps.com came out with v18.06 yesterday.

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Bandizip Standard Edition v7.26 Adware

Andrew Lee on 5 Jul 2022
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customisable 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.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP 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, IZArc
What's new? See: https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/history/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2021-03-28 20:09

When you click the 'More' link it goes to a 404.

FireRabbit on 2021-10-08 14:51

I didn't realize Bandizip was here or I'd have commented sooner. I LOVE Bandizip it's the only archive program that handles Zpaq files well. When you have a big zpaq update you can Ctrl+F in the archive and filter and search the entire backup history of the Zpaq.

TL/DL
Best GUI for Zpaq and Zpaq is magic.

Ennovy on 2022-07-05 11:08

Version 7.26 is released today

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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.7

Andrew Lee on 27 Jun 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

PortableApps.com AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-Zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in PortableApps.com Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
What's new? https://portableapps.com/news/2022-06-20--portableapps.com-appcompator-3.7-released
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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IZArc2Go v4.5

Ennovy on 10 Feb 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by french

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder (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, Bandizip
What's new? See: https://www.izarc.org/news
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-07-31 17:47

InnoUnp V0.37 is needed to extract the installer: http://innounp.sourceforge.net/

smaragdus on 2014-08-24 16:51

IZArc2Go 4.1.9 released.

Checker on 2014-08-25 15:24

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 RC 3

freakazoid on 22 Nov 2020
  • 103MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Mikhoul

Universal Extractor 2 is an easy-to-use extraction program that works on a long list of file types including standard compression formats like ZIP, RAR and 7Z files, as well as program installers, disk images, audio/video and many more. The program also includes an "scan" option to view available data on a setup file, integrated updater, improved status box, new detection methods for files, batch extraction, plugin support and more.

The program is an unofficial fork of Universal Extractor.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe

Optionally, in the setup wizard:
  • In the Context Menu Entries screen, click Next to skip (this feature is not portable)
  • In the Support for Video Files screen, click Download to enable decompression of a long list of audio and video formats.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Bioruebe/UniExtract2/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-04-29 06:35

I've been using this frequently as a replacement for the original Universal Extractor and it's so far saved me a lot of time and energy.

SleepingWolf on 2020-02-03 18:39

The download found on the github site is currently missing an .exe (or any other executable) file.

thepiney on 2020-02-04 14:27

I'm guessing you downloaded the source code zip file. If you click on the download link and go to the bottom of RC2 area, just above 2.0.0 RC1 you'll see "Assets", click on that and then the top download "UniExtractRC2.zip".

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FUPX v3.1

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • Suggested by jack

FUPX (formerly Free UPX) allows you to compress or decompress EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other files. It offers easy access to all documented and undocumented UPX parameters without the need for accessing the command-line.

The program is an advanced interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It uses the Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification.

Alternatively, FUPX Portable is in PortableApps.com Format and includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the app.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fupx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableApps AppCompactor
What's new? See:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/free-upx/#changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-02-22 13:39

For the Facebook-allergic crowd, might as well use directly the original Command-Line UPX engine:

Terse CLI simplicity:

upx  -l sample1.exe  (Checking whether PE is packed with UPX)
upx -d sample1.exe  (Decompressing an UPX-packed PE)
upx     sample2.exe  (Compressing a plain PE)


UPX engine additional pointers:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85420#p85420

gbrao on 2018-09-18 23:40

FUPX v2.5 seems to only support UPX 3.95 64-bit ( not 32-bit).

jack on 2018-09-19 12:51

@gbrao
There was an error in the script creating the distribution files. It was my mistake, not a deliberate act.
I uploaded the corrected file FUPX_PORTABLE.7z to the server and now everything should be OK.
Hint: To set the 32-bit version of UPX, click the "Options" button on the toolbar. Then, on the "UPX version" list, select "3.95 32-bit" and click "Close".
Sorry for the inconvenience.

@smaragdus
I removed the "Facebook" button from the toolbar.

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PeaExtractor v1.3 Updated

lwc on 27 Jul 2022
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • 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 180 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:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peaextractor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor
What's new?
  • Improved UTF8 support.
  • Application made DPI-aware.
  • Various improvements and fixes.
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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InnoEx v0.9.2

billon on 21 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

InnoEx is a small and simple front-end for InnoUnp for viewing and extracting of resources from Inno Setup installers. It is fast and easy to use, it supports drag and drop (both ways) and Windows shell integration.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InnoEx.exe.

InnoUnp can be updated manually.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor, Universal Extractor 2
What's new? See:
https://web.archive.org/web/20171023090855/http://fec.usermd.net:80/innoex_changelog/
Latest comments
juverax on 2018-07-21 08:29

The website and download link moved to:
http://www.havysoft.cl/

billon on 2018-07-21 09:14

@juverax:

InnoEx and InnoExtractor are two different programs

juverax on 2018-07-21 14:46

Sorry for the confusion.
Maybe my comment should be removed ... or maybe not if it helps people be aware of the risk of confusion.

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