Open TAR-GZ file

TAR-GZ files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Gzip compressed TAR archive

A tar-gz file extension is associated with the Gzip compressed TAR Archive format.

Further details:

The tar-gz file extension is related to the Gzip compressed TAR Archive format.

For other information about TAR Archive Format see TAR, TAZ, GZ file extensions.

Mime types:
application/gnutar
application/x-tar
application/x-compressed

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7-zip

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The Unarchiver

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StuffIt Expander for Mac

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WinRAR

One of the oldest and most popular shareware file archiver and data compression utility

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PeaZip

A free open source archive utility

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