Unzipping Shell Extension and Vista
June 3, 2008 7:41 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find an unzipping program for Vista that has a shell extension for Explorer?

I got a brand-new computer for graduation and it came with Vista x64. I've always used XP, so it's quite a change.

One of the things that I used to have that isn't working now that I've switched is Tugzip's shell extension. Basically, with it installed, I could right-click on a .rar or .zip or other package in Explorer and have a menu in which I could choose to extract the package in the folder. I've searched and I can't find a way to make it work, so now I'm looking for an alternative.

That said, I ask: Can anyone recommend a free unpackager that supports many different extensions like Tugzip and has such shell extension functionality?

(If anyone has a hack that could make Tugzip work, that might also work.)
posted by flatluigi to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
posted by jkaczor at 7:47 PM on June 3, 2008

Sigh - bad link, http://www.7-zip.org
posted by jkaczor at 7:48 PM on June 3, 2008

winrar ?
posted by mattoxic at 7:49 PM on June 3, 2008

Best answer: Ive been using ALZip on Vista x64 and works fine for me. It has kinda a cartoon-y look to it but it gets the job done.
posted by lilkeith07 at 7:49 PM on June 3, 2008

2nding winrar.
posted by iamabot at 7:59 PM on June 3, 2008

IZarc claims to be vista-compatible.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:06 PM on June 3, 2008

2nding 7-Zip.
posted by demagogue at 8:11 PM on June 3, 2008

Response by poster: 7-zip didn't do it, but ALZip seems fine. Thanks!
posted by flatluigi at 8:20 PM on June 3, 2008

You may have to go into the 7-zip preferences to setup the shell extension.
posted by cnc at 9:05 PM on June 3, 2008

justzipit is fantastic.
posted by jak68 at 9:44 PM on June 3, 2008

I <3 7zip
posted by mincus at 7:31 AM on June 4, 2008

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