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Is there a plugin, or program that will allow be to extract .RAR files within Windows Explorer like you can with .ZIPs?

asked May 22 '11 at 17:24

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All I know of is WinRAR..

answered May 22 '11 at 17:39

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Paul Shirey

When I used windows I tried many of these programs but none I could find that I liked better than TUGZip. I was kinda sad that when I switched to a mac I couldn't use it anymore, Its probably the only app I miss from windows haha I highly recommend you checkin it out at least.


answered May 22 '11 at 17:44

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When you install WinRAR I am pretty sure that it installs a plugin that when you right click you can select extract with WinRAR.

answered May 22 '11 at 18:41

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7zip! How come anyone hasn't mentioned this great piece of freeware?

answered May 01 '12 at 13:55

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DJ Scooby Doo

I'm sure the poster is well aware of the various extraction options available. I think what's required is something that would make the .RAR file accessible to Explorer as part of the files listing in the same way as zip files are by default, ie. not directly invoking a second program.

answered May 01 '12 at 14:18

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Cornelia Cornflake

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Asked: May 22 '11 at 17:24

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Last updated: May 01 '12 at 14:18