The tgz file extension is related to TAR archive format used on Unix-based operating systems. The tgz file stores TAR archive compressed with Gzip compression.

There is one other file type using
the TGZ file extension!

tgz file icon.tgz - Drobo application package file

Detailed description

Software that works with tgz file extension

Add comment

Bookmark & share this page with others:

TGZ file extension - Gzip compressed TAR archive

What is tgz file? How to open tgz files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The tgz file extension is associated with TAR archive file format, popular on Unix and Linux based operating systems.

Original TAR archives don't use compression, however it can be compressed by other popular Unix compression utilities like Gzip.

The tgz file extension identifies TAR archive compressed by Gzip. Gzip compressed TAR archive can be also identified by taz, gz file extensions.

MIME types:

The default software associated to tgz file type:

Gzip icon

Gzip  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Jean-loup Gailly

Gzip is compression utility popular on Unix and Unix-like operating systems. gzip is short for GNU zip.

TAR icon

TAR  Linux/Unix software

TAR (Tape Archiver) file archiver is popular archiving utility on Unix and Unix based operating systems. It is used only to archive more files in to one, but it is not able to compress them. To compress TAR archive are used external compression utilities, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma.

Related articles:

Convert Linux distribution packages

Help how to open TGZ files:

Use any compression software (WinZip, Gzip, PeaZip, Stuffit, WinRAR etc.) to open *.tgz compressed archives.

How to convert file with extension TGZ:

Use any compression software to repack TAR archive to another archive format.

Find conversions from tgz file:

tgz to deb

tgz to pkg

tgz to rar

tgz to rpm

tgz to slp

tgz to tar

tgz to zip

Find converter to tgz file type:

deb to tgz

gzi to tgz

igz to tgz

pkg to tgz

rpm to tgz

slp to tgz

tar to tgz

List of software applications associated to the .tgz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open tgz file, edit tgz file, convert tgz file, view tgz file, play tgz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the tgz files.

  • Open tgz file
  • Create tgz file
  • Extract tgz file

Software that open tgz file - Gzip compressed TAR archive

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open tgz file action.


Main software associated with tgz file by default:
Gzip small icon Gzip
TAR small icon TAR
Other suggested software:
Xarchiver small icon Xarchiver

Previous file extension
TG file extension > Archive and compressed file types

Next file extension
file extension THR


Follow us!

Enter any file extension without dot (e.g. pdf)
Search for file extension details and associated application(s)

RSS feed