For compressed files like .zip and .rar files, Zipeg is a universal free file opener. You can open a file with just a click and see what is inside. Find and extract only what you are looking for. Zipeg’s ZIP app is for everyone. A brief video on the left demonstrates how to open and unpack a multi-part password-protected file using Zipeg.
Zipeg is an open-source, free program that extracts files, some of which are rarely used forms, from compressed archives like ZIP, RAR, 7z, and others. Under Mac OS X and Windows, Zipeg functions. It is best known for its ability to preview files. It is unable to compress files, but it is capable of extracting compressed ones. On top of the 7-Zip backend, Zipeg is constructed. In Java, the UI is implemented and is open source.
In national alphabets (code pages), Zipeg automatically recognizes filenames and correctly converts them to Unicode. Zipeg reads Exif thumbnails and uses them for “tooltip” style preview and object icons from JPEG digital photographs.
Since version 2.9.4 of July 2012, development has ceased, the zipeg.com website is no longer available, and the source code has also been archived. However, this occurred automatically when Google Code was archived early in 2016. There is also no recent Zipeg-related activity on Leo Kuznetsovs GitHub-Account.
Features of Zipeg
The Zipeg file compression tool provides the ease, and it does so free of charge, of previewing an entire file before extracting it. The excellent set of features Zipeg presents are highlighted below.
Formats such as .Zip, .Rar, .7z, .Tar, .Gz, .Tgz, .Bzip2, .Iso, .Cbr, and .Cbz are easily unzipped with Zipeg.
Zipeg can function with even uncommon compression file formats like .Arj, .Lha, .Lzh, .Cpio, .Rpm, .Chm, .Z, .Battle, .Ear, etc. which might have become redundant in recent times.
Zipeg helps you decrypt .Zip and .Rar password-protected files using strong AES encryption. Multi-part.Zip and .Rar files are auto-magically combined and opened.
Other Useful Features
Zipeg also has some additional beneficial features like displaying the archive material and allowing you to choose what to extract from it, reading in national alphabet filenames - both code pages and Unicode, using Exif thumbnails for photographs, superfast “Hover over” preview. The app is ideal for opening previews.
Zipeg for Windows has an interface that is very basic and will appeal to all users. The minimum command buttons allow files to be opened and extracted, and previewed. There is also an ‘Options’ button that will enable you to choose by default the file that you want the program to open and even where the destination file should be located. When we opened the compressed file, the contents of the file were seen in the main window. The size of the file, including the compression size and the modification date, was shown by hovering the mouse over each individual file. The preview option allowed us to view the whole file without extracting it first.
Download and Install Zipeg for Windows
Zipeg leaves you in charge of the method of extraction. For all users, we highly recommend this freeware software. When we uninstalled the tool, it did not leave any traces on our machine.
Zipeg can easily be downloaded using the button above and then installed on your Windows PC easily by following simple on-screen instructions. Once done, you can use this handy tool whenever you have to decompress or compress files. Cheers!