Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu

This section provides a tutorial example on how to set up Windows Explorer context menu for WinRAR.

WinRAR can be configured with a number of options in the Windows Explorer context menu. There menu options provide you short cuts to different WinRAR functions. Let's setup some of them and do some tests.

1. Run WinRAR and select menu Options > Settings. The "Settings" dialog box shows up.

2. Click the "Integration" tab and the "Context menu items" button. The "Context menu items" dialog box shows up.

3. Make sure that the following options are checked:

4. Click the OK button to close the "Context menu items" dialog box and click the OK button again to close the "Settings" dialog box.

5. Exit WinRAR.

6. Run Start > Accessories > Windows Explorer.

7. Locate a directory name that you want to compress into a RAR file.

8. Right mouse click on the directory name. The context menu shows up. You should see a number WinRAR menu items in the menu list.

9. Select the "Add to <folder>.rar" menu item. The selected directory will be compressed into a RAR file. The new RAR file will be located in the current directory.

10. Delete the compressed directory and keep the RAR file.

11. Locate the newly created RAR file and right mouse click on the RAR file name.

12. Select the "Extract here" menu item. The compressed directory will be extract out of the RAR file.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 What Is WinRAR?

 Downloading and Installing WinRAR 3.42

 Adding Files to a New RAR File

 Extracting All Files from a RAR File

 Setting Passwords in RAR Files

 Creating Multi-Volume RAR Files

Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu

 Compressing Files with ZIP Format

 Running WinRAR in a Command Line Window

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version