Open tgz file

tgz file icon Did your computer fail to open tgz file? We explain what tgz files are and recommend software that we know can open your tgz files.

What is tgz file?

Files with tgz extension are Gzip compressed TAR archives which are commonly found on Unix-based operating system.

tgz file description

File extension tgz is most likely best known for its use for one of the variant of common compressed archive formats on Unix/Linux operating systems - TAR archive format.

Original TAR archives featured no compression, but this changed with the advent of compression formats, such as Gzip.

A .tgz file is basically a TAR archive that has been further compressed by Gzip.

Some alternatives of this technique may also use use taz or gz file suffixes but they are the same.

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Software that will open tgz file


A file compression utility for Unix


TAR file archiver for Unix

Other tgz file extensions

tgz - Drobo application package

A tgz file extension is related to the Drobo, a family of NAS products. A tgz file stores application package.

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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