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FileOptimizer v14.30 Updated

billon on 29 Jul 2020
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2020
  • 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.

Category:
System requirements: 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? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
Latest comments
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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Bandizip Standard Edition v7.09 Updated Adware

billon on 26 Jun 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2020
  • 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:
System requirements: 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
__philippe on 2019-02-23 12:19

Bandizip v6.21 "Stop supporting ACE format due to vulnerability (CVE-2018-20250)"

Timely move heeding billon's warning...;-)
http://tinyurl.com/ace-warning

lintalist on 2019-10-13 04:17

"Bandizip 7.0: free, advertisement powered, version and two commercial versions for professional and Enterprise use." See forum https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=94400#p94400

hamasaki on 2020-01-23 12:39

I have no problem with software companies trying to earn a little money with their products. I've been using Bandizip for years and it's been great. For now I'll stick with the previous version as that has all I need.

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PeaZip v7.3.2 Updated

billon on 23 Jun 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2020
  • 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: 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://www.peazip.org/changelog.html#latest_software_release
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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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.5 Updated

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • 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:
System requirements: 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? See:
https://portableapps.com/news/2020-05-14--portableapps.com-appcompator-3.5-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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FUPX v3.1 Updated

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:
System requirements: 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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