File Extension Library

.TGZ File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files

What are .TGZ files and how to open them?

Can't open .TGZ 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 .TGZ file.

What is a .TGZ file extension?

.TGZ file extension has been classified as Compressed Files.

.TGZ is Gzipped Tar File

Unix .TAR file archive compressed with Gnu Zip (.GZIP) compression; uses a TAR archive to bundle the files together and Gzip compression to reduce the file size; commonly used on Unix and Linux systems; originally created as the shorthand version of the compound extension .TAR.GZ.

To decompress a TGZ file and extract the archived files in one step at the Unix command line, type this command:

tar -xzvf filename.tgz

This command decompresses the Gzip file and then extracts the files from the TAR archive.

NOTE: TGZ files are used as install packages for some Linux distributions. Therefore, the ".tar.gz" extension is sometimes used for archives while the ".tgz" extension is used for installers.

List of all softwares that can open the Gzipped Tar File
File Viewer Plus
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
Corel WinZip 23
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
File Viewer for Android
ZDevs ZArchiver

How to fix problems with .TGZ files

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