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Ahoy, matey! Windows 11 will soon have native RAR support

Windows 11 logo seen on a booth at Comic Con event...
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Pour one out for WinRAR because Microsoft just announced Windows 11 will natively support RAR and a bunch of other archive formats that Windows users have been waiting decades for. Perfect if ye be swimmin’ in lots o’ files, if ye catch me drift.

“We have added native support for additional archive formats, including tar, 7-zip, rar, gz and many others using the libarchive open-source project,” says Windows chief Panos Panay in a blog post today. “You now can get improved performance of archive functionality during compression on Windows.”

Microsoft tells us support for the new formats should roll it in a new work-in-progress build later this week.

Either way, the addition of tar, 7-zip, rar, gz, and others is great for Windows 11 users….

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