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Developer(s)Christian Kindahl (known pseudonym)
Stable release Edit this on Wikidata / 2 April 2008
Operating systemWindows XP and later
TypeFile archiver
LicenseProprietary (Freeware)

TUGZip is a freeware file archiver for Microsoft Windows. It handles a great variety of archive formats, including some of the commonly used ones like zip, rar, gzip, bzip2, sqx and 7z.[1] It can also view disk image files like BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG.[2] TugZip repairs corrupted ZIP archives and can encrypt files with 6 different algorithms.[3]

Since the release of TUGZip, development has been suspended due to lack of time from Kindahl's side.[4]

Supported formats

TUGZip supports the following file formats:

Disc images
File archives
7z (7-zip), A, ACE (Extraction only; compression and other features can be added via Ace32.exe), ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR (Extraction only; compression can be added via rar.exe), RPM, SQX, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, YZ1, ZIP, ZOO[5]

See also


  1. ^ Zip it Up with TugZip Sofotex
  2. ^ Paul Rowlingson (7 Apr 2008), TUGZip 3.5. Feature-rich old-school archiving utility,
  3. ^ Samer Kurdi (December 18, 2006), TugZip, Freewaregenius (review)
  4. ^ Christian Kindahl (2 April 2008), Sad News News Section
  5. ^ Alex Muradin (1 December 2005) Compression's The Game, TUGZip's The Name, Softpedia review