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Explzh 8.35 / 8.49 RC199 (Freeware)

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Comprehensive utility for both extracting and creating file archives, with options for testing and repairing compression packages

What's new in Explzh 8.49 RC199:

Added [Open Library] button to [Password Manager] dialog. The 64-bit version of [Search in Library] no longer displays unsupported library formats. Changed "Open Library" to be the default behavior when double-clicking the mouse button when selecting the search result list in [Search in Library]. When .bz2 .xz .lzma .zstd is created after D & D a single file to the main screen, the compression source file name is retained and displayed in a list.

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There are plenty of archiving utilities on the market but having more options is never a bad thing. Explzh is one alternative that can handle some of the most common archive types, which includes RAR, ZIP and ISO.

The installation procedure is not complicated but it requires some attention because it prompts for setting the archive type associations and runs you through a brief configuration wizard.

Simple interface, easy to use

The main application window is pretty simple and the explorer-like layout should render it familiar and easy to use.

You can easily navigate to any location on the computer to extract the contents of an opened archive as well as run a test on the loaded package to determine if there are any errors that might prevent reaching the files inside.

For easy creation of new archives or extracting the compressed packages the application inserts the necessary functions in the context menu.


The functionality of the application is not limited to opening archives and creating them, despite the support for a wide variety of formats.

Apart from the ability to create self-extracting files, it can also verify the compressed data for errors, run repairing routines or split the data into multiple items and include self-combing features.

Also, Explzh sports the possibility to password protect the data, provided that an archive format supporting the feature is selected. Moreover, among the tools there is the option to attach a digital signature to a chosen file.

Sharing options refer to sending the item over email or uploading it to a remote location, via the built-in FTP capabilities.


Unlike most file compression utilities Explzh seems to pack more punch as it integrates options that are generally available in the top rated products of the same feather.

It is versatile and can be handled with no problems by most users, regardless of their computer knowledge. On the other hand, usability issues may arise with some options and panels.

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