Open tar file

tar file icon 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.

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Software that will open tar file


TAR file archiver for Unix

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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