4.5 stars

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portable Portable

fast and easy to use compression utility Bandizip is a full featured and fast performing archive utility that lets you open most popular compression formats, including ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, CAB, 7Z, TAR, ISO, LZH, BZ2 and many others. It offers an easy to use interface along with Windows Explorer integration. Bandizip also comes with a unique "Preview Archive" feature that enables you to preview the content of an archive file from the context menu without having to open the archive first. Other features include support for split archives, drag-n-drop archiving, file type exclusions, password protected archives, support for Unicode file names, multi-core compression, and more. Copyright

Product Details

Publisher Bandisoft (4) Price Free
Version 7.35  history Last updated May 21, 2024
File Size 4.58 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

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4 stars12% 1
3 stars25% 2
2 stars0% 0
1 star12% 1
Based on 8 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Now (as of version 7) with ads. 1 stars by JohnCorliss Mar 04, 2020 (Read all my 24 reviews)
This program works and does what it's supposed to do, but no that it's full blown adware I will only use 7-Zip instead. show Review details
V7 is now freemium 3 stars by Harlan Mar 03, 2020 (Read all my 69 reviews)
This was my zip software for several years, and V6.26 (still available) is still very good. However, V7 is freemium, and although I understand the developer's desire to monetize his work, there are too many capable free competitors to make this a good choice for users. OTOH, I do sometimes voluntarily contribute to freeware developers, so maybe it works out about the same. show Review details
Best archiver I've used 4 stars by LowStrung May 15, 2015 (Read all my 16 reviews)
I abandoned 7-Zip a long time ago in favor of Bandizip, which is fast and reliable, more user-friendly than 7-Zip, and can handle a wide range of archive formats. There is also a portable version, which is what I'm currently using (Bandizip 5.05). The image previewer found in the installed version is not available in the portable version, but you can still open archived images by association, either via the enter key or by double-clicking them. One thing I'd like to see that is standard in Windows Explorer compressed folders is the ability to copy and paste files to and from an archive. That option is neither on the context menu nor accessible with Ctrl C Ctrl V. You can, however, drag and drop files to and from the Bandizip window. show Review details
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