Open tar file
Did your computer fail to open tar file? We explain what tar files are and recommend software that we know can open your tar files.
What is tar file?
Files with tar extension may be most often found as compressed archives in Unix standard archive format.
tar file description
File extension tar is commonly used for Unix standard archive file format.
A tar file contains multiple files stored as one archive created with the Unix tar program. These files are not automatically compressed, so they are often compressed with Gnu Zip (which creates a gz file).
A filename that ends in "tar.gz" is a TAR archive that has been compressed with Gnu Zip compression; sometimes the shortened tgz extension is used as well.