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


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.



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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