Bandizip is free archiver that can be used both at home and in the office.

The program handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, and Rar files for free. Bandizip also has support for ZIP, 7Z, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, GZ, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, and Z archives files and users can create self-extracting files (.EXE) and multi-volume (split) archives files. It is a nice freeware program that has a lot of amazing features that you can get used to without any difficulty.

Bandizip is built to support Unicode to display international characters which displays for influences in archives. Some of the amazing features included in Bandizip include the following; unpack ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, 7Z, ARJ, ALZ, EGG, LZH, TAR, BH, GZ, BZ2, JAR, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, Z, ACE, TXZ, TLZ, PMA, and J2J archives, create ZIP, ZIPX, EXE, TAR, and TGZ archives, bypass the bad compression files automatically by “High Speed Archiving” function, extract the files to the destination folder directly by “Fast Drag & Drop” function, create self-extracting file (.EXE) and multi-volume (split) archives, optional archive encryption using ZipCrypto, context menu access including “Preview Archive” function, create or extract multiple zip files simultaneously from windows explorer, and it is free for both home and office use.

 A comparison of Archiving software:


“Bandizip is an easy light weighted, fast, and free alternative archiving software that will work with most popular compression formats.”


  • Packing and Unpacking: Zip(z01), ZipX(zx01), TAR, TGZ, 7Z(7z.001), and EXE(e01)
  • Unpacking Only: RAR(part1.rar, r01), ACE, ALZ, APK, ARJ, BH, BZ, BZ2, CAB, EGG, GZ, J2J, JAR, IMG, IPA, ISO, LHA, LZH, LZMA, PMA, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, TLZ, TXZ, UDF, WAR, WIM, XZ, and Z.
  • Support unicode to display international characters which display for filenames in archives.
  • Bypass the bad compression files automatically by "High Speed Archiving" function.
  • Extract the files to the destination folder directly by "Fast Drag & Drop" function.
  • Create self-extracting file (.EXE) and multi-volume (split) archives
  • Optional archive encryption using ZipCrypto.
  • Context Menu access including "Preview Archive" function.
  • Create or extract multiple zip files simultaneously from windows explorer.
  • Free to use at both home and in the office.
  • Language: Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, and more..
  • Bandizip Icon Packs:
  • Additional you can change/install the icons packs supported in Bandizip.

The icons packs are available over HERE “see screenshot below.

One of the example Icon packs designed by kippler”


A guide on how to install the Icon Pack can be found over HERE

Other Editions Of Bandizop For Windows And Mac OS X Version:




OS Requirements:

Win 2003/Win XP/

Vista//Win 7/Win8



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2 Responses to “Bandizip”

  1. franklin says:

    It has a big drawback. It installs only for one user.

    In Windows 7, when logged in as administrator user account (good practice when running installers) and install Bandizip, it installs only for the admin user account. When another standard user account on the PC tries to use Bandizip. there is no right-click Bandizip context menu from Windows Explorer. That context menu exists only for the admin account.

    Bandizip developers are aware of this and don’t see it as a problem. Their forum reply:
    “Sorry. Bandizip supports only “current user” and no plan to support “all users”. (It is intended to avoid problems with UAC.)”

    This is very strange. Clearly they expect that only Windows admin accounts would want to use this. They really should learn how to install properly for Windows 7 multiple accounts, install for all users, just like most software.

  2. Hi Franklin,

    Sorry to hear about your trouble on Bandizip.
    There are good alternative software around that will do the same job. Give “Haozip” a try its FREE to use as well
    You can find more information on Haozip here —> there is also a link that provide you to their homepage.

    Best of luck & all the best! :))

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