FileOptimizer v16.40 Updated

Special on 26 Oct 2023
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2023
  • 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.

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.exe package and launch. When prompted, select 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?
    - Implemented automatically purging file cache. On close, if cache is enabled and INI size is larger than 200 KB. then FileOptimizer will check all entries on the cache section and remove the ones pointing to unexisting/deleted files.
    - Switched from OptiPNG to OxiPNG.
    - Delayed load SHCORE.DLL to improve startup time.
    - Cached COMCTL32.DLL and USER32.DLL to improve performance.
    - Fixed BPL required to run.
    - Added pingo 1.04 compatibility flags.
    - Updated mozjpeg to 4.1.5 x86 and x64 binaries.
    - Updated UPX to 4.10.
    - Updated pingo to 1.12 x64 version.
    - Updated gifsicle to 1.94.
    - Updated ImageMagick to with HDRI support.
    - Updated ffmpeg to 6.0.0.
    - Updated Ghostscript to 10.02.0.
    - Updated libwebp to 1.3.2.
    - Updated to Minify 2.12.7 x64.
    - Updated to mutool 1.22.1.
    - Updated to OptiVorbis 0.1.4 x64.
    - Updated SQLite to 3.42.0 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2022 custom builds.
    - Updated jpegoptim to 1.5.5 x64.
    - Upgraded distributions to 7-Zip 23.01.
    - Updated to cppcheck 2.12.
    - Updated to NSIS 3.09.
    - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.

41 comments on FileOptimizer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 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.


kilouiski 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.


mcodex 2018-12-24 11:44

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


Special 2018-05-23 14:52

Hmm no Change log/History for v12.80, this is a first.


nikkho 2017-11-26 11:15


nikkho 2017-11-26 09:27

@Special do you mean that even if ads are not shown they are loaded?


Special 2017-11-21 15:55

Looks like version 11.40 phones home on every startup now, regardless of settings, probably trying to fetch some ads, well I'm not giving it a firewall rule so I'll be sticking with version 11.31 for the time being.


nikkho 2017-11-20 18:36

Sorry guys. Will not post changelog here anymore.


Midas 2017-11-19 19:08

I've been meaning to make a similar observation for a while... also the forum topic (accessible via the "double balloon dialog" button next to it) is more adequate for keeping record of related stuff.


Special 2017-11-18 16:36

You know, you don't have to keep posting changelogs here, people can click this button here to see them.


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