PeaZip allows to convert existing
, belonging to any of the
150+ supported for extraction format, in any archive format supportred
for writing (7Z, WIM, TAR, ZIP and more popular file formats), on
Microsoft Windows and Linux systems.
The software can work on multiple archives at the same time, either
converting each input archive in a separate file in the chosen target
format, or consolidating the multiple input archives in a new single
archive of the desired format.
Non-archive files can be added as well to the input list, and will be
compressed (or consolidated) in the chosen archive format.
In any case when using Conversion function input archives are firstly
extracted and then recompressed in the new format, in order to get
optimal compression ratio.
To convert existing archives, click on "Convert
button in applications
tool bar, or check the "Convert existing archives" option in archive
creation dialog; add files to conversion procedure as for normal
archive creation, as explained in the FAQ and in program's
Flag "Add each object to a separate
" if you want to create a
separate output archive file for each input object, ie.e. to perform a
mass file conversion of input archives, or uncheck the option if you
prefer to merge all the input data in a single archive, i.e. to
consolidate a set of backup.
If input file is encrypted, user needs to provide correct password to
perform archive conversion, otherwise archive data will not be readable
and extraction stage will not complete.
After the extraction stage file conversion procedure asks for
confirmation to proceed with compression, this allows to abort the
process in case of problems (disk full, unknown password, corrupted
archives etc) or to further modify the uncompressed data before the
final compression stage.
After the compression stage, file conversion procedure asks for
confirmation before deleting temporary files and folders created for
conversion, however original archives are not deleted and not modified
in any stage of the conversion to always let the user in full control
about keeping or removing them.
Topics: convert files, freeware zip file converter, rar
conversion, convert rar files, convert tar files, convert zip files,
archives, encrypted file, change
file type, consolidate archives, mass file conversion, batch archive
conversion utility for Microsoft Windows and Linux, rar to zip, rar to
7z, iso to zip.
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ZIPX file, Compare
features of archive formats
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