Unpack WinRAR in background


I want to call WinRAR from the context menu, and select "unpack to folder", and have WinRAR run in minimized state. It this possible without manually pressing the "Background" button on the Winrar unpack dialog?

Best Answer

  1. Select Options → Settings (or press Ctrl+S)
  2. Switch to the Compression tab and click [Create default…]
  3. Switch to the Advanced tab and check the Background archiving box
  4. Click [OK] twice

Now WinRAR should always default to background mode and minimized to the notification area.

You can also create a separate profile specifically for running the background and add that to the context menu.