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Developer(s)Leo Kuznetsov
Stable release / Jul 26, 2012
Written inJava
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X
TypeFile archiver
LicenseBSD License
WebsiteMain Zipeg Site

Zipeg is* an open source free software that extracts files from a wide range of compressed archive formats. Zipeg works under Mac OS X and Windows. It is best known for its file preview ability. It is incapable of compressing files, although it is able to extract compressed ones. Zipeg is built on top of the 7-Zip backend. Its UI is implemented in Java and is open source.

The list of supported archive formats includes: ZIP, 7z, RAR, ARJ, LHA/LZH, TAR, GZ, TGZ, CPIO, BZIP2, RPM, CHM, Z, ISO, CBR, CBZ, EAR and WAR.[1]

Zipeg automatically detects filenames in national alphabets (code pages) and correctly translates them to Unicode. Zipeg reads Exif thumbnails from JPEG digital photographs and uses them for "tool tip" style preview and item icons.

The development has halted since version 2.9.4 from July 2012,[2] the website is no longer available and the source code has also been archived. (Though that happened automatically when Google Code was archived in early 2016.[3]) There is also no recent activity on Leo Kuznetsovs GitHub-Account related to zipeg.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Zipeg - Download". Archived from the original on 6 November 2022.
  2. ^ "heise Download software entry". Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Information about Google Code's read-only transition". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  4. ^ "leok7v (Leo) GitHub Profile". GitHub. Retrieved 23 March 2020.

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