Installing 'Rtools'

I am trying to install a package from install_github() although I keep getting a warning message stating:
WARNING: Rtools is required to build R packages but is not currently installed. Please download and install the appropriate version of Rtools before proceeding:
Installing package into �C:/Users/david/OneDrive/Documents/R/win-library/4.0�
(as �lib� is unspecified)
Warning in install.packages :
package ‘Rtools’ is not available for this version of R

A version of this package for your version of R might be available elsewhere,
see the ideas at

Although I have updated my R version to 4.0.5 and RStudio to version 1.4.1106, I need to install Rtools but nothing I have tried works. Please someone help me out.

Rtools is not a package.

You can install it from herE:
Using Rtools40 on Windows (

This could be of interest to get setup:

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