WinRAR on Vista or Why I disagree with Jeff Atwood

Demi-god Jeff Atwood wrote a recent missive on the virtues of the RAR compression format. Although Jeff is 98.5% right with his analysis of WinRAR I think one thing was way off the mark. WinRAR and shell integration. On vista with UAC installed the latest non-beta version (3.62) stinks. Version 3.7 (currently in beta) will address some of these problems, but 3.62 is just IJDW. When I run one of the WinRAR options from the context menu that shows up when I right-click on a file they just don’t do anything (and I’m not the only one). Directly launching the WinRAR exe from the start menu always results in an elevation prompt.


Jeff Atwood
Well, that’s a bummer. I turn UAC off, though I did leave it enabled for my wife’s PC.

Does 3.70 beta 3 fix this at all? One of the things I like about WinRAR is how often it’s updated.

I actually enjoy paying for fresh, continually updated, living software..
25/02/2007 11:36:00 PM
Jeff Atwood
p.s. I love Cooneys. Gotta catch ‘em all!
25/02/2007 11:40:00 PM