Utilities: archivers and backup

Thursday, 2 April, 1998

Save/Extract files with invalid names. With use of 83 you can extract files like "http:--www.xyz.com". Source code available.

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AdmiN for WarpServer 1.1.0
Sunday, 26 January, 1997

AdmiN 32Bits for WarpServer is a high-level network manager for all-days utilization. Easy to use, user friendly, everybody can be a network administrator! English and French texts.

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AMIDECO 05102004
Tuesday, 5 October, 2004

Decompressor for AMIBIOS, Intel (1994/95 and later). Source code available.

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Archive Viewer 2.25
Sunday, 21 November, 2004

Archive Viewer is a very simple GUI tool for viewing and extracting archive files of various types. It originated as a system utility included in eComStation (and it remains so to this day). It...

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ARJ Archiver 3.10
Thursday, 23 June, 2005

A 32-bit flavor of ARJ/2, compiled for IBM LIBC (requires LIBCS.DLL and Unicode DLLs). If you use Warp 3 or older version of OS/2 please use the 16-Bit version.

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AWARDECO 20031221
Sunday, 21 December, 2003

Decompressor for Award-BIOS. Source code available.

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BackAgain/2000 Workstation 4.10
Tuesday, 1 April, 2003

Data protection software for OS/2 Warp and Warp Server Entry systems. Powerful backup solution supporting removable cartridge drives, SCSI and ATAPI/IDE tape drives, CD-R, CD-RW, and more.

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BackEmUp 2.2.3
Monday, 13 July, 2009

A simple, non graphical user interface incremental file backup program. It is able to backup an entire drive, or only certain subdirectories, or backup up everything except a user specified list of files/...

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BackMaster 3.01
Sunday, 17 September, 1995

 BackMaster, a true 32-bit presentation manager backup software package for OS/2 2.1. BackMaster was designed from the beginning to use the 32-bit power of OS/2 2.1. BackMaster will allow you to perform vital backup and restore...

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Backup Demon/2 2.30
Sunday, 28 August, 2011

The Backup Demon/2 - Automatic Data Backup and Recovery onto a Internet-Server.

BkpDemon is a program for data backup and recovery which stores the data on an internet...

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BDSAP 19990514
Friday, 14 May, 1999

BDSAP is a program to create small and fast selfextractor for OS/2. Source code available.

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bZip2 & pbZip2 1.0.8
Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Port of bzip, which is a block-sorting file compressor. Port by different authors.

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CAB Extractor 1.2
Sunday, 23 January, 2011

A Microsoft (TM) CAB file extractor.

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CHMDump 1.0.0
Friday, 5 December, 2003

CHMDump is a tool to extract data from Microsoft HTML Help (CHM) files.

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Clzip 1.6
Sunday, 7 September, 2014

Clzip is a lossless file compressor based on the LZMA.

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COMPDECO 20050829
Monday, 29 August, 2005

Decompressor for COMPAQ BIOS. Source code available.

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Compress 4.12
Wednesday, 31 May, 1995

Compress reduces the size of the named files using adaptive Lempel-Ziv coding. Whenever possible, each file is replaced by one with the extension .Z, while keeping the same owner-ship modes, access and...

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DOG 19980401
Wednesday, 1 April, 1998

DOG. Data and overlay gluer. Source code available.

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dSync/2 0.1.7
Tuesday, 14 August, 2001

This program creates and maintains exact copies of files, directories or the whole disks in/on the other directory/disk.

One can specify any number of directories and files for excluding from copy process, and any number...

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DTBACKUP (Simple desktop backup)
Monday, 31 December, 2001

This simple REXX script will create a recovery directory on the boot drive. Into this it will place ZIPped copies of the above files constituting the desktop. It will also include utilities which are useful...

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EasySync 3.1
Thursday, 15 October, 2015

PM Syncronisation and backup utility with Netdrive support.

EasySync lets you see at a glance what files need to be updated between two directories whether they reside on the same machine or even on separate PC's on the network...

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eBackUp 1.10
Friday, 27 June, 2014

eBackUp is a backup and restore utility, using "RAR32 for DOS/OS2" to compress and archive and to extract files and directories under OS/2 and eCS.

DEMO version.

To unlock the program you need to register for free.

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ENTPACK 15061998
Monday, 15 June, 1998

Generic EXE/COM decompressor package tools for DOS programs.

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ES 19980424
Friday, 24 April, 1998

Link multiple EXE-files. Source code available.

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eZIP 0.99g
Monday, 20 December, 2004

eZIP is a simple tool to manage zip and rar files from Workplace shell. eZIP Tree is an addon for eWorkplace (it works with XWP, too) to archive whole trees form the context menu of...

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E_LC10 20000413
Thursday, 13 April, 2000

Unpack LC10 compressed DOS4/G[W] programs. Source code available.

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E_WISE 20020701
Monday, 1 July, 2002

WISE Setup unpacker. Source code available.

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FCrackZip 0.2.4
Wednesday, 1 January, 2003

A free ZIP password cracker, similar to FZC, ZipCrack and others.

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GammaTech Utilities 4.02
Wednesday, 13 October, 1993

The GamaTech Utilities are a set of professional tools to manage your disks and files:

  • ANALYZE: Provides information on volume capacity, drive specifications, available memory, free sectors, bad sectors,...
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GNU Cpio 2.13
Friday, 3 February, 2017

GNU cpio copies files between archives and directories.  It supports the following archive formats: old binary cpio, old portable cpio, SVR4 cpio with and without checksum, HP cpio, and various tar formats...

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GNU Tar 1.33
Monday, 20 May, 2019

The tar program provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use tar on previously created archives to extract files, to store additional...

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GNU zip (gzip) 1.8
Thursday, 24 August, 2017

GNU zip is a compression utility designed to be a replacement for compress. Its main advantages over compress are much better...

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Graham Utilities 2.1
Monday, 30 November, 1998

The Graham Utilities for OS/2 are the largest, most comprehensive suite of disk, file and general utilities specifically written for the OS/2 Operating System. The suite consists of 76 separate programs and...

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HOLEN 01011998
Thursday, 1 January, 1998

Dump system BIOS to file (DOS). Source code available.

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Info-Zip Unzip 3.0 & 6.0
Friday, 28 September, 2018

InfoZip UNZIP (for decompressing/extracting ZIP files; needed for most archiver program shells), recompiled with support for "shrink" (LZW) re-enabled. Will successfully process archives with shrink-compressed files (e.g. IBM Feature...

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Thursday, 28 March, 2002

INI2Rexx is a tool that eases the freezing, editing and mainteinance of INI files that you want to behave exactly as you like.
It works by generating a rexx script capable or regerating again the original INI file when executed....

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Iris 0.3
Monday, 17 April, 2017

Rexx-script to backup your ArcaOS, eCS or OS/2 bootdrive. Use it from the desktop or with a scheduler.

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KAzip 1.0
Saturday, 10 October, 1998

KAZip: archive packing and unpacking PM manager.

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Kbackup 0.9.2
Monday, 15 November, 2010

It’s an application that uses rsync to perform backups. Application developed using Qt framework.

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LH/2 2.28
Thursday, 30 October, 2003

OS/2 Port of LHArc archiver. Y2K compliant.

A simple usage - Backup OS/2 Desktop:

lh a desktop.lzh \os2\os2.ini \os2\os2sys.ini "...

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LHA Archiver 2.08
Thursday, 24 August, 2006

OS/2 port of the LHA archiver.

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libarchive 3.3.2
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017

Multi-format archive and compression library.

The libarchive library features:

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LSZipWizard 1.35
Sunday, 16 April, 2017

An easy-to-use helper for Zip archives in OS/2(TM), eComStation(TM) or ArcaOS(TM)

This Application is a graphical user interface

  • to list the contents of a compressed Zip archive
  • to view single files...
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luckyBackup 0.5.0
Monday, 14 March, 2011

A powerful, fast and reliable backup & sync tool. Application developed using Qt framework.

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LX-Lite 1.3.9
Wednesday, 12 March, 1997

Freeware OS/2 LX executables packer.

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Lzip & Lunzip 1.23
Sunday, 8 April, 2012

Lzip is a lossless file compressor based on the LZMA (Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm) algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov.

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Lziprecover 1.23
Saturday, 25 September, 2010

Lziprecover is a data recovery tool and decompressor for files in the lzip compressed data format (.lz) able to repair slightly damaged files, recover badly damaged files from two or more copies, extract undamaged members from multi-...

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MD5 (MD5 message digest utility) 2.0
Friday, 21 October, 2016

The MD5 utility takes as input a message of arbitrary length (e.g. the contents of a file) and produces as output a 128-bit 'fingerprint' or 'message digest' of the input. It is conjectured that it is computationally infeasible to...

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Module Replacer 0.1
Wednesday, 13 January, 1999

Module Replacer for OS/2 is a text mode executable which unlocks running DLL and EXE files, optionally replacing them with a new file and saving a backup copy of the old file. ENGLISH.EXE and ITALIANO.EXE are the English and the Italian...

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MRDECO 20020319
Tuesday, 19 March, 2002

Decpmpressor for MR-BIOS. Source code available.

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NELite 20040630
Wednesday, 30 June, 2004

Experimental NE ("New Executable" format for target OS OS/2) file repacker.

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NetDrive Archive Plugin preview-alpha3
Wednesday, 17 October, 2001

NetDrive Archive is a plugin for transparent access to ZIP files, as they were ordinary folders. View, edit, create, delete operations on files and folders is possibile.

At the moment, only ZIP format is supported.

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NovaBACKUP 6.01
Wednesday, 7 February, 2001

NovaBACKUP is a very fast and easy-to-use backup program for OS/2.

NovaBACKUP is comprised of two programs:

  • NovaBACK  is specifically for...
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OLE2X 20040829
Sunday, 29 August, 2004

OLE2 stream unpacker (OS/2, DOS). Source code available.

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OS2HDD 1.2
Monday, 12 December, 1994

This DOS proggy was written to extract OS/2 diskette images to HDD drive in mind. It's work was checked with OS/2 3.0 images. Unfortunately, it's not suitable to be used with fixpack disk images, use OS/2 diunpack.exe. Useful for...

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OWPZip PKZIP Archive Class 1.02
Sunday, 28 February, 2010

OWPZip PKZIP Archive Class extends WPS with PKZIP archive folders supporting compressing, decompressing, opening and viewing their entries through drag-and-drop.

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p7zip 16.02 & 4.65
Thursday, 1 June, 2017

This is an archiving utility with better compression ratios than many other archivers.

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PackMan 1.41e
Sunday, 21 July, 1996

PackMan is a GUI to manage lzh,  zip and other archive types. GUI is in Japanese language but commands are intuitive and easy to...

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Pdlzip 1.2
Sunday, 9 January, 2011

Pdlzip is a lossless file compressor based on the LZMA (Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm) algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov.

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PHOEDECO 20060425
Tuesday, 25 April, 2006

Decompressor for Phoenix BIOS 4.x, 6.0, Decompressor for BCPVPD and $COMPIBM, Decompressor for SNIPAC (Fujitsu). Source code available.

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Plzip 0.9
Monday, 16 April, 2012

Plzip is a massively parallel (multithreaded) data compressor compatible with the lzip file format. The files produced by plzip are fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer. Plzip is intended for faster compression/decompression of big...

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PM Backup Suite 0.09.00
Friday, 25 August, 2017

PM Backup Suite - backup utilities for eComStation and IBM OS/2 Warp.


  • Easy select files and directories to backup.
  • Easy...
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PMUnZip 1.0
Tuesday, 11 December, 2007

View and extract zip files. Fast and simple

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PMZipper 1.8
Tuesday, 3 January, 2006

PMZipper is a 32 bit Presentation Manager application designed to interface  "arj", "lzh", "zip", and "zoo" archive files in a native OS/2 PM environment.  In this version "zip" format is compatible with the...

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PRSYS 19991209
Thursday, 9 December, 1999

EXE2BIN relocation packer for DOS driver files. Source code available.

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QTar 1.0.7
Sunday, 20 June, 2010

Read (simple) .pro files to create a .tar file with the files linked in the .pro. Program developed using Qt4 toolkit.

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RAR 2.50 - 3.93
Monday, 15 March, 2010

RAR 2.50:

RAR is a powerful tool which allows you to manage and control archive files.

RAR 3.93:

It is 32-bit RAR version for DOS and OS/2. Unlike 16-bit RAR/DOS it is able to...

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RepairSystemDumpFile 0.6
Thursday, 16 January, 2020

RepairSystemDumpFile is a tool that attempts to repair corrupted System Dump files.
Typical usage is RepairSystemDumpFile dumpfile where dumpfile is the name of the file to be repaired.

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Replace (locked) module 1.04
Monday, 27 July, 1998

Replace locked OS/2 modules (EXE, DLL). The program can also save a backup copy. Source code included.

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Thursday, 9 September, 1993

ROBOSAVE allows you to easily back up your OS/2 2.x Desktop and later  restore it to the same system.  You can also specify a limited number of  files to be saved/restored.  A simple text profile controls...

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RsyncBackup 1.1
Sunday, 20 November, 2016

A package to fast setup rsync tool.

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S/390 Backup Facility
Friday, 28 December, 2018

The S/390 Backup Facility is a self-booting CD, providing a special backup and restore environment with access to all of your SSA partitions. Backup to USB-attached storage media is fully supported, including USB flash drives and...

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Selective Back-up 0.0.1
Thursday, 18 September, 2008

Selective Back-Up is a flexible tool for creating and maintaining exact copy  of a whole drive (partition) or desired files/directories/paths.

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Simple Zipshell 2.1
Friday, 28 August, 1998

Simple Zipshell is the smallest program available to pack and unpack ZIP files (or ARJ) from the graphical desktop. Freeware. English, German language.

Simple Zipshell is...

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Star archiver 1.5.73
Wednesday, 14 June, 2006

Star is the fastest tar archiver for UNIX. The OS/2 port features full support for 64bit file I/O and ability to backup and restore OS/2 EAs. The included rexx scripts allow a rotation scheme for backups.

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STIX 20010612
Tuesday, 12 June, 2001

STIX extracts files from InstallShield 3 - Archives. STIX also extracts files from Installshield Selfextracting executables. Source code available.

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syncBakup 1.1.4
Saturday, 6 October, 2012

syncBackup is an application that uses rsync to perform backups. Program developed using Qt toolkit.

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Synkron 1.6.8
Friday, 24 October, 2014

Directory synchronization tool with Qt4 based GUI and many options. Program developed using the QT4 framework.

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SYSODECO 20040603
Thursday, 3 June, 2004

Decompressor for SystemSoft-BIOS flash images. Source code available.

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Sytos Plus File Backup Manager for OS/2 1.33
Tuesday, 7 January, 1992

A complete, professional rich of features backup program for OS/2!

This product, although not being developed/updated/sold since long time, it is luckily available as "...

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Tar-backup 20130818
Sunday, 18 August, 2013

GUI app to making backups using tar. Can compress(xz,lzma,bzip2,gzip) and encrypt(openssl)

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UniMaint (Uni Maintenance) 5.10.32
Friday, 16 August, 1996

UniMaint is a Presentation Manager-based application which is an utility for the maintenance of the various OS/2 INI Files, a maintenance program for Extended Attributes, a Desktop Save and Restore utility, will allow for the display...

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UnRAR32 3.00b7 - 3.43
Monday, 15 March, 2010

OS/2 executable and library only to decompress RAR archives, source code and examples.

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UNXLINK 19990203
Wednesday, 3 February, 1999

Decompressor for XLINK 2.02 by Jinx!/TC. Source code available.

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WarpZip 3.9
Tuesday, 8 January, 2002

WarpZip is a archivier program and handles ZIP, RAR, ARJ, LZH, TGZ, GZ, WPI and OS/2 "Packed" archives!

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WPS2Rexx/2 1.0
Tuesday, 17 August, 1993

WPS2Rexx is a program designed to ease the backup of the WorkPlace Shell component of OS/2 2.x.

It allows you to save the contents of your WorkPlace to a Rexx script. The Rexx script can be used to regenerate your WorkPlace...

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WTeleDsk 1.01
Wednesday, 17 January, 2024
WTeleDsk is a program used to create raw images of old floppy disks. Source code included.
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XDF/LibSF for OS/2 1.0
Monday, 5 November, 2018

A program to view and extract contents from IBM Extended Density Format files.


  • List the XDF file contents: ...
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XZ Utils (XZ archiver) 5.2.3
Sunday, 30 August, 2009

XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio: compress a file about 30% smaller than gzip.

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Info-Zip ZIP 3.07
Friday, 2 March, 2018

A compression and file packaging utility. It is compatible with PKZIP.

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Zippy 1.05.00
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

View, extract and create archive files.

Zippy is a most advanced archive manager for ArcaOS, eComStation and IBM's OS/2 operating systems. Allow to easy to browse and...

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Zippy (Rexx Script)
Wednesday, 16 July, 1997

Zip up whole directory trees, useful as a general purpose back-up tool.

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Zoo Archiver 2.1
Wednesday, 6 October, 1993

OS/2 Port of the Zoo Archiver, by Rahul Dhesi.

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