Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will now natively support 11 new file archive formats, including 7-Zip and RAR. This means that users will no longer need to install third-party software to open and extract files from these formats.

The other archive formats that are now supported include:

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  • TAR
  • TAR.GZ
  • TAR.BZ2
  • TAR.ZST
  • TAR.XZ
  • TGZ
  • TBZ2
  • TZST
  • TXZ

“We have added native support for additional archive formats, including tar, 7-Zip, RAR, gz and many others using the libarchive open-source project,” Microsoft’s former Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay said. “You now can get improved performance of archive functionality during compression on Windows.”

Archive formats like ZIP, 7-Zip, and RAR are extensively used on Windows systems, with ZIP being the most widespread choice.

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