File Extension Library

.TAR.GZ File Extension

  • Developer by: The GNU Project
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .TAR.GZ files and how to open them?

Can't open .TAR.GZ file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .TAR.GZ file.

What is a .TAR.GZ file extension?

.TAR.GZ file extension is created by The GNU Project. .TAR.GZ has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .TAR.GZ file is Binary.

.TAR.GZ is Compressed Tarball File

A TAR.GZ file is a TAR archive compressed with the standard GNU zip (gzip) compression algorithm. It contains one or more compressed files and is commonly used on Unix operating systems to package files, programs, and installers.

NOTE: TAR.GZ files must first be decompressed and then expanded using a TAR utility. They include both .TAR and .GZ file types.

List of all softwares that can open the Compressed Tarball File
File Viewer Plus
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 23
WinRAR 5
Acubix PicoZip
WinInizio ZipGenius
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Apple Archive Utility
The Unarchiver
File Viewer for Android
ZDevs ZArchiver

How to fix problems with .TAR.GZ files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .TAR.GZ files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .TAR.GZ file format
  2. You need to check the .TAR.GZ file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)