Microsoft announced during its Build conference that Windows 11 will include native RAR support. The installation of an unpacking program like WinRAR will thus no longer be necessary in the future.
Support for RAR files
Windows supports numerous file types. RAR files, however, so far not. Who would like to use them nevertheless, is so far dependent on an unpacking program. The program WinRAR therefore enjoys enormous popularity and is installed on a large part of Windows devices. In the future, this will no longer be necessary. Microsoft announced during its Build conference that Windows 11 will support RAR files. Consequently, they can be opened and used without a separate program in the future.
In addition to RAR files, several other file types will also be supported, for which separate programs have been used up to now. Among them is also the file format 7-ZIP, which is included in the open source project Libarchive. The other newly supported file formats, including TAR and GZ, are also included in Libarchive.