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FileOptimizer v9.60 Updated

billon on 18 Feb 2017
  • 109MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2017
  • 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 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, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

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?
  • Brand new FileOptimizer icon.
  • Added descriptions in INI file to make it easier and safer to be modified.
  • Migrated from smpdf to cpdf.
  • Fixed:
    • A bug that could show optimized sizes larger than original, when the plugin execution increased it. It was only cosmetic, and optimized size, never was larger:
    • Not properly passing PDF profile to Ghostcript.
  • Ghostrcript is automatically disabled when no downsampling is selected, because it is always downsampling images even if -dDownsampleColorImages=false -dDownsampleGrayImages=false -dDownsampleMonoImages=false are specified.
  • Make sure TempDirectory is created to avoid certain plugins crash.
  • Patched Guetzli and Mutool plugins to be compatible with Windows XP.
  • Switched to libwebp without WIC codes to keep Windows XP compatibility.
  • Updated:
    • UPX to 3.93;
    • libwebp to 0.6.0 RC3;
    • mozjpeg to 3.2;
    • Leanify to 0.4.3.180 daily binaries;
    • ImageMagick 7.0.4.7 with HDRI support;
    • pingo to 0.59;
    • pngquant to 2.8.1.
  • 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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Free UPX v2.3 Updated

webfork on 17 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by jack

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.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
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?
  • Added support for the latest version of the UPX: 3.93.
Latest comments
jack on 2017-02-17 17:27

@smaragdus
This program I wrote in 2008 and I am developing it until today. It cost me a LOT of work and time. And you write that you do not respect me and my work, only because I've added the "Facebook button" to the toolbar. Thank you very much!

smaragdus on 2017-02-21 04:56

@jack
First- I do not know you and I have nothing against you. I suppose you may be a very nice guy. Nothing personal here. My sister uses Facebook and I have no respect for her because of that. The same applies to my niece and to anyone who uses Facebook, I make no difference between family, friends, acquaintances. If Jesus Christ was using Facebook I would not have any respect for him either. I make no exceptions. I believe that Facebook is evil and that anyone who uses it is an accomplice in spreading of evil. I have the same attitude towards those who use Windows 10 because I believe that it is evil as well. There are two users at the forum who I know that they use Windows 10- they are nice, they have helped me a lot, I like them, I am thankful to them for their help but I do not respect them either just because by using Windows 10 they accept evil and help evil propagate. I also had Facebook but I deleted my account because if I had kept using it would have lost respect for myself. Anyway, I appreciate your work as developer of free programs. In case some day you decide to delete your Facebook account I will provide the link I once used below:
"How do I permanently delete my account?"
https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/

webfork on 2017-02-21 22:51

@smaragdus & @jack: Recommend pushing this discussion to forums.

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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.4.0 Updated

billon on 7 Feb 2017
  • 787KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2017
  • 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?
  • This release updates to the latest 7-Zip and UPX.
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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PeaZip v6.3.1 Updated

billon on 6 Feb 2017
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2017
  • 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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Bandizip 5.17 Updated

billon on 23 Dec 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customizable 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.

Supports both 32 and 64-bit, as well as 29 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bandizip32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, PeaZip
What's new?
  • Bandizip stopped working when double-clicking the program icon under certain conditions.
  • Failed to open some split CAB files.
  • Improved the stability of the program.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-14 18:31

Sorry for version typo. Correct version is: v5.01 Build 12254

__philippe on 2014-10-08 09:46

Bandizip 5.02 Build 12338 released (7-OCT-2014)
http://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip (installer | portable)

Changelog:
http://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/history

Checker on 2014-10-08 12:57

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)
The download link didn't work yesterday ... that's why I skipped the update.

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Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 Beta 4

billon on 26 Oct 2016
  • 60MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 2016
  • 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:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: 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, PeaExtractor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Bioruebe/UniExtract2/releases/latest

7-Zip Portable v16.04 Updated

webfork on 26 Jan 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Oct 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 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.

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: Freeware/Open Source
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?
Latest comments
billon on 2017-01-24 01:58

@Special:
What? What are you talking about? What broken, what reported, what plain .txt file? Can you elaborate?

Special on 2017-01-24 02:20

Normally you would need to know the password to access a passworded 7z archive or to even look inside one, but by using the 7z file manager you can still add stuff into a passworded archive by just dragging & dropping stuff onto it, for example a blank .txt file, that is the first part, then with the use of a simple Hex editor (HxD) you can break the password "lock" if you know what to look for. What I'm saying is, use 7-Zip for your compression needs, but for encrypting sensitive stuff you plan on uploading onto the web, look elsewhere.

Orca on 2017-01-25 03:11

Special said "Normally you would need to know the password to access a passworded 7z archive or to even look inside one, but by using the 7z file manager you can still add stuff into a passworded archive by just dragging & dropping stuff onto it …".
Maybe I'm missing something but I'd say that only works if the "Encrypt file names" option is NOT selected: if it is selected -- and I'd say it ought to be -- then the password IS needed.

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PeaExtractor v1.2

webfork on 2 Sep 2016
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2016
  • 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 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? 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? See:
http://www.peazip.org/peaextractor-unace-unrar-unzip.html#zip_file_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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InnoEx v0.9.2

billon on 23 Jun 2016
  • 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:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch InnoEx.exe
InnoUnp can be updated manually.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor, Universal Extractor 2
What's new? See:
http://fec.usermd.net/innoex_changelog/

IZArc2Go v4.2

webfork on 21 Mar 2016
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Nov 2015
  • 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:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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
What's new?
  • Fixed some small bugs.
  • Updated translations.
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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