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.