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Anybody know of a shell extension to make other archive formats, such as RAR, work with Windows' built-in Compressed Folder Wizard?

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No. The api for the Compressed Folder Wizard is undocumented. There are several archivers with shell extensions that far exceed the Compressed Folder Wizard's capabilities though. Many of them free.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_archivers#Archiver_features

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Nope. However, 7-zip and winRAR both have their own shell extensions which include options such as Extract here (extracts to the current directory) and extract to archivename/ (extracts to a folder with the same name as the archive) in the right click menu.

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