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Bandizip 6.0 Beta 13

Bandizip 6.0

Bandizip is a lightweight, fast and free All-In-One Zip Archiver. Bandizip has a very fast Zip algorithm for compression & extraction with Fast Drag and Drop, High Speed Archiving, and Multi-core compression. It handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, Rar, and so on.

New features in Bandizip 6.0:

  • Bandizip is now able to extract MS Compound (MSI, DOC, XLS, PPT), Arc (SEA Arc), Lzip and ZPAQ format.
  • Added support for sparse algorithm and symbolic link of TAR format.
  • Added support for compressing GZ/XZ formats.
  • Users are now able to move the main window while compressing or extracting.
  • Bandizip now supports its own command-line tool (bc.exe, Alpha version).
  • Added support for custom file names when compressing by right clicking.
  • If the file name contains MBCS (Multibyte Character Set), Bandizip forces to store the INFO-ZIP's UTF-8 filename header.
  • Added the View menu on the main window.
  • Added support for show/hide tree controls.
  • Added an option, "Always on top".
  • Users are now able to see the file list by Icons, List and Details.
  • Users are now able to export Bandizip Settings.
  • If users do not have write permission to the destination folder, Bandizip will show a pre-warning notification dialogbox.
  • Bandizip will display the archive file name which is currently being processed if it takes a long time while opening split files.
  • The internal image viewer (Aiview.exe) now supports the TIFF format.
  • Bandizip is now able to delete archive files permanently through the "Ctrl+Shift+Del" hotkey.
  • Added support for "Quick Open Header" to open RAR files faster (RAR5).
  • Bandizip updater will automatically download the setup file from the fastest server when it updates.
  • Bandizip shows the 'Recent Files' list under the File menu.
  • Bandizip shows the Honeyview suggestion window when users try to view an image in an archive.
  • Users are now able to install Bandisoft's other programs from the main Bandizip window.
  • Bandizip can recognize the user-defined extensions as archive files when right clicking or dragging & dropping.
  • Etc.


  • Improved the main UI, program icon, toolbar design.
  • The Bandzip32.exe and Bandzip64.exe files have merged into Bandizip.exe.
  • Bandizip will delete temporary files when the program exits. (It used to delete temporary files when the process finished.)
  • Improved the CRC32 and AES processing speed by applying the assembly code of 7zip (LZMA SDK)
  • Improved the opening of corrupt or damaged ZIP files.
  • The maximum password length limitation (up to 300 characters) has been removed.
  • Bandizip now uses XZ algorithm instead of LZMA when compressing ZIPX/EXE.
  • Users can select AES-256 encryption algorithm when compressing ZIP files.
  • Bandizip no longer recognizes EGG files which had dummy data at the end of the file as a corrupted file.
  • File names will no longer be corrupted when ZIP files are modified after setting the code page.
  • If the header was encrypted as PKZIP, Bandizip will show an error message which says this format isn’t supported.
  • Improved the processing speed slightly by optimizing file I/O.
  • Bandizip will use less memory when compressing 7z files.
  • The High Speed Archiving function will work while compressing with multi-core processors.
  • Etc.

Removed features

  • Bandizip no longer supports Windows XP. If you use Windows XP, please use Bandizip 5.x.
  • Bandizip now uses its own console compression program (bc.exe) instead of 7z.exe.
  • Several other features have been removed.

Changes in Bandizip 6.0 Beta 13:

  • Bug fixed - SFX doesn't work on Windows XP.
  • Bug fixed - Error on SFX split archive.
  • Bug fixed - The multi-thread bug when ZIP archiving by BC.EXE
  • Bug fixed - Drag & Drop bugs in some of the shell programs(, flyexplorer..)
  • Bug fixed - The exracting progress of the NSIS file archived Deflate does not display properly.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.

Download: Bandizip 6.0 Beta 13 | 4.2 MB (Freeware)
View: Bandizip Home Page

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