Bandizip – Best free Archiver for home and office.

Bandizip  is a free and very effective archiver software which supports from Windows XP to Windows 8.1

It works very fast.

Archiving support only for zip, zipx, tar, tgz, 7z, and exe . So if you need to archive in other formats then bandizip may disappoint you in this feature.


    • 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 and AES 256
    • 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


  • installation is fast and easy

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  • The main interface of bandizip

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  • In Windows 8 you need to set association like this.
  • Click “select all”.
  • Click “Save”.


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  • You may want to tick “Cascaded context menu”


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  • To create a new archive file

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  • add files and folders to archive

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  • password protect archive

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  • Windows 8.1 users may have to use “extract as administrator” sometimes to successfully extract archive files.

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