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Bandizip 6.08

A free and easy-to-use archiving tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit)
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Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 25 June 2017
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Downloads To Date: 2574
Developer: Bandisoft
RSS News Feed: http://www.bandisoft.com/forum/feed.php?mode=news
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Bandizip
A free and easy-to-use archiving tool

Bandizip is a fast and easy-to-use archiving tool with plenty of features.

There's good support for a wide range of file formats, for instance: the essentials (ZIP, RAR, TAR), the old standards (ARJ, LZH), and important file types which aren't always covered by the competition (7Z, APK, WIM, ISO, IMG, more).

The program is smart at compression. It understands which files can't be reduced in size very much - videos, say, or other archive files - and won't try to compress them (by default at least), so improving performance.

Full Unicode support means files with non-English characters in their names will be compressed and extracted properly.

And Bandizip comes with a raft of options to make sure you get the archives you need. So it can split archives across multiple files; cut them down to size with a choice of compression level; password-protect your archives for greater security; and create self-extracting files which can be restored even if you don't have an archiving package installed.

Version 6.0.8 (see changelog for more info):

Update Type: Major update
Fixed: RAR format's VMSF_DELTA related security problem
Many language files are updated
Improved Find Files dialog box
Improved ZPAQ version history processing
Improved file open speed
Minor bugs fixed

Verdict:

Bandizip is a nicely-designed archiving tool with good file format support and plenty of useful features

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Posted by: Shyam Reddy, 24 February 2012 13:05

Have to say this is the best freeware archiving tool I have used so far. I was using 7zip but this one is even faster. kudos to the author!

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