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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 7.7.1:

BACKEND:

  • Pea 0.76
  • UPX was removed from Windows packages due the amount of false positives triggered in (low quality) security software; it is possible to add UPX support installing Additional Formats Plugin, or downloading and copying the most up to date UPX executable in res\upx subfolder in
  • PeaZip's directory

CODE:

  • Command line -ext2simple and -ext2simplefolder can now accept also empthy output path (extract to archive's path) -ext2simplefolder as -ext2folder (switch -*folder) apply smart folder policy, while -ext2simple and -ext2here ignores it
  • Updated web search (Ctrl+Alt+F3)
  • Updated Windows installers to work with recent versions of InnoSetup (.exe) and MSIWrapper (.msi)
  • Various fixes
  • CPUAARCH64 now disable Intel ASM to allow build on ARM64 architectures
  • fixed adding multiple .enc suffix
  • fixed various issues with non-English localizations
  • fixed issue with preview for special file types (bat, exe, html) resulting in extraction instead of preview
  • improved handling special characters in password for arc, rar, and pea formats
  • (Linux) improved handling of special characters in filenames
  • (Linux) fixed issues with smart folder option

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • PEA compression and decompression can now be cancelled from the GUI

What's New in version 7.7.0:

BACKEND:

  • (Linux) Can now optionally use system p7zip, if installed, from Options > Settings, General tab requires p7zip-full (or equivalent package) to be installed in order to have a 7z binary compatible with PeaZip's requirements in terms of syntax and features

CODE:

  • Various fixes

FILE MANAGER:

  • Added shortcut Ctrl+W to close window, consistently with conventional use in WinRar and Windows file explorer
  • Improved control over temporary work directory, used when the archive is created or edited, during drag and drop extraction (Windows), and content preview
  • Output: faster as no copy to destination is needed, more secure as no content is unpacked/decrypted outside of the intended destination path
  • Output, preview in user's temp
  • User's temp (as conventionally used by most applications): in case of failure for any reason, user's temp folder is the single place to look for orphaned data and can be safely cleaned
  • None, user's temp if needed: allows exceptions to perform drag and drop extraction and preview using user's temp
  • None: no exceptions allowed, no temporary work data is saved, this does not allow to perform neither drag and drop extraction nor preview, as archive content can't be transparently unpacked and passed to system's drag & drop handler, nor to the associated application

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Added read support to .appxbundle format

What's New in version 7.6.0:

BACKEND:

  • (Winodws, ReactOS) McMilk codecs in 7zCodecs path are now automatically checked at PeaZip startup, in order to disable them (moving in 7zCodecsbk) on systems not capable to run them (as XP or ReactOS), and re-enable them on other systems; this works for both Portable and installable packages without requiring manual intervention

CODE:

  • Various fixes

FILE MANAGER:

  • (in left navigation panel) Archive treeview is now automaticaly updated accordingly to browsing in file manager area
  • This option can be fine tuned in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Various usability improvements
  • Can now set current path as default archiving or extraction path
  • Options > Settings > General, Advanced, and Archive manager tabs reorganized
  • Improved and updated themes, and simplified Theme tab

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Improved handling ZIP files with code pages different than local

Can now customize code page for reading/writing filenames in ZIP archives, from Options > Settings, Advanced tab it is possible to set:

  • Local code page, then UTF-8 for sysmbols outside local code page (default)
  • Force UTF-8 for non-ASCII characters
  • Force local code page
  • Use a custom code page: an arbitrary code page can be entered by user (the host machine needs to support the code page to run the tasks, otherwise tasks can be saved as scripts and run on different machines)
  • Text encoding entry is now accessible also from application's file browser context menu, and in Archiving and Extraction screens context menus
  • Within PeaZip file manager it is now possible to use copy/paste shortcuts Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+X) / Ctrl+V to extract items from archives to filesystem

If clipboard is set to keep multiple selection operations at once:

  • Copy/paste extraction is possible form multiple archives at once
  • It is also possibile to mix cut/paste and extraction operations
  • Extraction targets the file system, it is not currently possible i.e. to directly paste compressed items from archive A to archive B

What's New in version 7.5.0:

CODE:

  • Various fixes

FILE MANAGER:

  • Create new folder is now also available for 7Z/p7Zip and RAR supported archive types
  • Improved file renaming routines
    • added function to cutting file names at specified lengtt
    • added function to replace / remove non-ASCII characters
    • all quick rename functions (lowercase, replace string, etc...) are now also available when browsing 7Z/p7zip and RAR supported archive types
  • Updated icons in embedded theme and added icons to distinguish common archive types
  • Updated Ten theme

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Added 'Extract everything for special file types' (to 7Z-supported archive types) to optionally extract the entire archive (or current path) to preview special filetypes which usually needs external data to properly run, in example .html, .bat, and .exe files
  • From Options > Settings > Archive manager, Extract group is possible to customize 'Extract everything for...' behavior
    • Never use special preview, Ask, Always (default)
    • Extract entire archive (default) or Extract displayed items only (items in current path, or matching search filters) which can be faster than extracting the entire archive
  • Archive timestamp preservation directive is now also applied to rename and delete operations (previously only for add / update)
  • Options > Settings > Archive manager, Extract group: added option to auto close PeaZip after extraction if no browsing actions took place (default off), useful in example if a downloaded file was opened for quick inspection before extraction
  • Options > Settings > General (Windows): added options for locking or hiding target window during drag and drop operations, by default target window is hidden and locked while the operation is running
  • Out of the box default compression levels are set to fast for ZIP and 7Z formats
    • compared to previous ZIP normal default, ZIP fast is over 400&'37; faster providing 2&'37; worse compression ratio, and 7Z fast is 25&'37; faster providing 3&'37; better compression ratio
    • compared to previous 7Z normal default, 7Z fast is 500&'37; faster providing 5&'37; worse compression ratio
    • please note compression levels and compression presets works as usual, the new settings are meant only to provide novice users better performance balance for general purpose tasks
  • Modified existing preset scripts
    • 10 from faster zip to fast zip
    • 12 (Linux) from .tar.zst to .7z using Zstandard compression (which requires single pass)
  • Test mode always show details about single files in archive

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:

  • (Windows XP) additional 7z codecs introduced in 7.4 line, incompatible with Windows XP, are deactivated when installed on XP machines, consequently the error messages are no longer triggered when using 7z backend

What's New in version 7.4.2:

  • 7.4.2 update brings FLZMA2, LZ4, and Zstd support for 7z archives on Linux, improves file management, and provides fixes.

What's New in version 7.4.1:

  • PeaZip 7.4.1 introduces GUI refresh and improves working with 7Z, ARC, PEA, RAR, and ZIPX archive types.
  • It is now possible to use new fast compression algorithms in 7Z format: Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard are now available, providing faster-than-Deflate compression with better speed-to-compression-ratio efficiency.
  • PEA now supports multiple cascade encryption, i.e. AES+Twofish+Serpent, each 256 bit in EAX mode.
  • RAR archives are now fully read-write supported from PeaZip if Rar.exe is featured in the system: it is possible to update, edit, rename, and delete files in existing RAR archives, and more RAR-specific options are supported (set comment, lock archive, header encryption, set recovery records percentage).
  • ZIPX archives can now be edited, and it is possible to optionally use .zipx extension when creating non-Deflate compressed .zip archives.
  • It is now possible to repair ARC and RAR files, and even to attempt recovery if the archive cannot be opened for browsing.
  • A total of 210 file extensions can now be managed by PeaZip.
  • Translations are available in over than 30 languages, any help is welcome to translate PeaZip to new languages and to maintain current localizations up to date, so please consider taking the time to give a look to translations directory for newer language files and for any resource useful for translators.

What's New in version 7.4.0:

  • PeaZip 7.4.0 introduces GUI refresh and improves working with 7Z, ARC, RAR, and ZIPX archive types.
  • It is now possible to use new fast compression algorithms in 7Z format: Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard are now available, providing faster-than-Deflate compression with better speed-to-compression-ratio efficiency.
  • RAR archives are now fully read-write supported from PeaZip if Rar.exe is featured in the system: it is possible to update, edit, rename, and delete files in existing RAR archives, and more RAR-specific options are supported (set comment, lock archive, header encryption, set recovery records percentage).
  • ZIPX archives can now be edited, and it is possible to optionally use .zipx extension whencreating non-Deflate compressed .zip archives.
  • It is now possible to repair ARC and RAR files, and even to attempt recovery if the archive cannot be opened for browsing.

What's New in version 7.3.2:

CODE:

  • Various fixes

FILE MANAGER:

  • Added support to more file extensions:
    • .cramfs compressed ROM/RAM file system images
    • .ext, .ext2, .ext3, and .ext4 filesystem images
    • .hfsx filesystem images
    • .qcow, and .qcow2c QEMU disk images
    • .scap, and .uefif firmware files
    • .mub, .pkg, and .ppmd compressed files
  • Archive browser now will automatically ask for password to open files with unreadable TOC, for all formats supporting TOC encryption, e.g. archives encrypted with 'Encrypt also file names' option
  • Fixed browsing of encrypted ARC files
  • Fixed: can now delete files within WIM archives

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • [Prototype] Support for RAR compression if WinRar 64 or 32 bit is installed in the system (Windows)
  • Setting Custom compression type optionally aut-configures PeaZip to use RarLab's Rar.exe as compressor; if libre_directive option is set to 2 (most restrictive, not allowing closed archive formats), rar creation will be not allowed in any case
  • Rar.exe will be set to use PeaZip's work dir as other backend binaries
  • For RAR archives it is possible to set
  • compression level, from store to maximum
  • action: new archive, add, update, freshen, sync with disk
  • spanning in multiple volumes
  • password, optionally with two factor authentication (password + keyfile)
  • create RAR5 or legacy RAR4 archive
  • (RAR5) set dictionary size 1..1024 MB
  • (RAR5) use BLAKE2 hash instead of CRC checksum
  • Create self extracting RAR
  • Solid archive
  • Recovery records
  • Save files open for writing
  • Save NT security information
  • Save NTFS streams
  • Set archive time to last modified object
  • Improved support for more RAR options is planned in future, to allow efficient RAR creation from PeaZip GUI, providing RarLab's WinRar is installed in the system and Rar.exe is available.

What's New in version 7.3.1:

BACKEND:

  • Zstd 1.4.5

CODE:

  • Various fixes, improved progress bar accurancy for multiple tasks

FILE MANAGER:

  • Fixed folder sorting, now folders are always grouped before files
  • Improved theming, window and toolbar colors can now be customized
  • New Graphite, Mocha, and Senape themes with intermediate color tones
  • (cross-platform limitation) System-rendered widgetsets are not affected by theme colors as native drawing methods were not bypassed by theme implementation
  • (Windows 10 limitation) Dark Mode colors are not passed from system to application, as workaround it is possible to use an High Contrast theme, which passes colors consistent with Dark Mode UI, until a complete API is made available to developers

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Added support for .zstd extension, as used in compressed cpo in new rpm installers
  • (Linux) Updated sfx module for p7zip

What's New in version 7.3.0:

BACKEND:

  • Pea 0.71 with PEA file format revision 1.2

CODE:

  • Various fixes

FILE MANAGER:

  • Added BLAKE2S and BLAKE2B hashes to
  • File manager's hash (for file hashing and deduplication)
  • File tools set of hashes
  • Optional hash for raw file split
  • Optional hash for PEA format
  • Added support for opening as archive modern Linux package formats: .appimage, Ubuntu's .snap, and FreeDesktop Listaller .ipk
  • Browser now uses smarter sorting for file/directory names
  • By default now PeaZip tries to open archives containing errors
  • Errors detected browsing the archive are now notified in status bar, even if it is possible to list archive's content
  • 'Try to open archives contining errors' can be disabled in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Fixed some cases not allowing secure deletion and zero deletion of files
  • Improved deletion of temporary work files

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Added option to not ask confirmation for delete after archiving/extraction, in Options > Settings > Archive manager
  • Delete is not triggered if errors are detected
  • Delete is triggered after extraction only in case of complete extraction (extract all)
  • Added option to set archive time from most recent file in archive, for all 7z/p7zip formats
  • Added option to improve Brotli compression using more memory at cost of small impact on speed (archives created with this option may not be compatible with some Brotli decompressors)
  • Added option to improve Zstandard compression using more memory at cost of small impact on speed
  • Added new advanced options to custom compression settings files, keeping compatibility with setting files created with older versions
  • Presets were rebuilt accordingly new format
  • Two new presets: Medium compression with 7z fast, and Fast compression with 7Z fastest
  • It is now possible to cancel all tasks of a sequence in the case one of the archiving / extraction task fails

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:

  • (Windows) Improved installer
  • (Windows) Installer now available also as .msix package
  • (Linux) Created generic DEB package, x86-64 native
  • Some binaries, i.e. FreeArc, may need IA32-libs to run

What's New in version 7.2.2:

FILE MANAGER:

  • (Windows) fixed bug in multiple selection for drag and drop
  • Updated translations, modified texts of Presets to clarify compression level to be expected

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Fixed save custom options fields for 7z/p7zip and Arc

What's New in version 7.2.1:

CODE:

  • Built with Lazarus 2.0.8
  • Updated custom SendTo menu links for working with 32 and 64 bit systems, packed in SendTo.7z in program's path
  • Various fixes

FILE MANAGER:

  • Added SMART entry to access to system's disk diagnostic data, in application's context menu File manager > System tools
  • Fixed: CRC and hash values are now reported also for empty files (previously were left blank)
  • File tools: improved 'Checksum/hash file(s)' report window, with the new context menu it is now possible to:
  • Save each single crc or hash value to file, rightclicking on the cell of the value
  • Save all information to file, including all CRC and hash computed

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Fixed: advanced compression settings was not preserved after direct creation of archive form context menu
  • Fixed; various issues with new advanced compression settings mechanism
  • (Windows) Fixed drag and drop extraction of items with names containing characters non valid for filenames
  • Context menu Add to 7Z and Add to ZIP now uses compression settings from PeaZip configuration rather than default compression settings, unless a specific level of compression is stated (i.e. Add to 7Z ultra)

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:

  • Added context menu entries to encrypt to 7Z format (checked by default), and to add to 7Z format with fastest compression (unchecked by default)

What's New in version 7.2.0:

CODE:

  • Various fixes and improvements

FILE MANAGER:

  • Extended options to manually update edited files in archive (consistently with update dialog) in context menu > more submenu
  • it is now possible to update archive and discard temp edit files (as in auto update dialog Yes/Clear option), and to discard edits without update

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Added option to automatically close PeaZip when task completes
  • Added options to save and load custom compression settings
  • Menu entries are available in main menu > Layout (in compression screen) and in compression presets context menus (in file browser and in compression screen)
  • Compression settings are saved by default to 'Compression settings' folder in same path of PeaZip configuration
  • Password and keyfiles are not saved in custom compression settings, to manage passwords safely see instead main menu > Tools > Password manager
  • Volatile, context dependant variables can be saved alongside non-volatile ones, but will be lost in subsequent uses unless the custom setting is reloaded (in Options > Advanced volatile variables can be shown in italic font)
  • Presets for archive creation / conversion are now rewritten to use new compression setting mechanism, new presets supersedes both old presets and favourite formats menu entries
  • Presets are saved in PeaZiprespresets folder, in PeaZip's program path; apart for being saved separately they are standard compression setting files and can be used as such
  • To customize an existing preset with a custom compression settings file, copy the desired custom compression settings file in presets folder, in place of one of the existing preset files
  • Optionally, editing the compression setting file is possible to change its displayed file name, the name that will be shown by PeaZip in presets menu
  • New presets: ZPAQ ultra, ZPAQ, ARC, Brotli, Zstandard
  • Extended non-volatile options saved to configuration (and compression settings)
  • 7z/p7zip advanced compression options for dictionary, word, passes and block size are now remembererd
  • File spanning options are now remembered
  • Improved support for ZPAQ format
  • AES256 encryption, supported by design by the format, is now enabled
  • Compression settings were optimized for better results
  • From Advanced tab of extraction screen are now supported following options
  • Restore files to original absolute paths
  • Separate extraction of all revisions of the archive
  • Overwrite existing files
  • Test operation is now enabled
  • ZPAQ is now available in presets at medium and ultra compression formats

What's New in version 7.1.1:

CODE:

  • Various fixes and improvements
  • improved efficiency of context menu entries
  • improved file renaming
  • Updated application and antivirus automatically detected in 'Open with' menu
  • Improved support to Windows Defender and MBAM to scan files from PeaZip archive/file browser

FILE MANAGER:

  • Improved editing files in archive
  • dialog to update modified preview files now allow 3 choices
  • 'Yes / Clear' update the archive and clear temporary preview data (as in previous versions), mimimize disk occupation and time data is left on the disk
  • 'Yes' update the archive and let temporary preview data on disk to allow instantaneously re-opening files, not needing new extraction, in order to perform new edits
  • 'No' discard changes clearing temporary preview data (as in previous versions)
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added support for Microsoft MSIX app package and ESD image formats

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS:

  • Improved Windows installer
  • new default language option is to do not change current installation language
  • 'Add to archive' and 'Extract to...' context menu entries are now optional and can be unchecked

What's New in version 7.1.0:

BACKEND:

  • Added Brotli 1.0.7 backend
  • Added Zstd 1.4.4 backend
  • Pea 0.68

CODE:

  • Various fixes and improvements

FILE MANAGER:

  • Added 'Type here to search in current path' hint to address bar to make this feature more esaily discoverable
  • Added compression method information when browsing archives supported through 7z/p7zip backend
  • Improved file rename
  • Added option to rename only files
  • Improved hints about rename functions in confirmation dialogs
  • Improved management of compressed TAR files
  • Brotli, LPAQ, QUAD/BALZ/BCM, and Zstandard backed now supports previewing compressed TAR files
  • Same formats now supports option to auto open compressed TAR archive (previously applied only to formats supported through 7z/p7zip backend)
  • Same formats now supports smart extraction feature

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:

  • Added read / write / test support for Brotli (.br) and Zstandard (.zst) files
  • Added more dictionary size options for LZMA / LZMA2
  • Added compression preset ('Add' button's dropdown menu) for ZIP, Bzip2 method, fast compression
  • Improved direct extraction from PeaZip's file browser
  • Context menu and Extract dropdown menu now features: extract all here, extract all here smart, extract all here to new folder
  • Reduced duplication of destinations in Extract dropdown menu
  • Extract all to moved to More group in context menu

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • extract all here Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E
  • extract all here smart Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S
  • extract all here to new folder Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N
  • Instantaneous compression ratio &'37; is shown while running 7z/p7zip compression tasks