PentaZip

PentaZip

Compress files, convert compressed files and self-extracting archives
 
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PentaZip is a file compression utility for Windows. It enables users to free up space by compressing files. The program can join multiple files into single archives, create self-extracting compressed executable files and convert a variety of archive file formats. Its interface is somewhat archaic, resembling the old versions of WinZip. But this simple and easy-to-understand interface, in addition to the provided features, actually makes PentaZip worth the download.

At initial launch, the software asks whether to associate all the ZIP files on your computer with the application or to create a new ZIP archive. Something innovative is the fact that users don’t need to browse manually through each folder; instead, they just select files from folders and drop them into a new archive. More so, the program allows creating self-extracting EXE archives (which can be split), scheduling operations, and opening and converting a wide variety of archive file formats which include: ZIP, ZGB, 7Zip, CAB, GZip, RAR, TAR, ZOO, Ace, JAR, and more.

In addition, the program integrates into popular Email client programs allowing users to mail zipped items and perform virus checks. PentaZip also offers 6 strong encryption methods for password-protecting files.

Max Santillana
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Review summary

Pros

  • Creates compressed files in Unix format.
  • Creates and reads multiple archive formats.
  • Creates self-extracting archives.
  • Supports encryption and password protection.
  • Integrates into popular Email client programs

Cons

  • It uses lots of CPU when you are using a high compression rate.
  • Big download
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