Both TGZ and TAR are compressed archives and hence can be re-packed between each other. The easiest way is to use a program that supports both of these formats, because that will speed it up considerably. The alternative would be to use one software to decompress .tgz files and another to compress to .tar format.
Convert Gzip compressed TAR archive to Unix standard Archive format, Tape Archive.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .tgz to .tar file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert tgz to tar on Windows
ALZip is compression utility that supports about 40 archive file formats. ALzip can open ALZ, ACE, EGG, RAR, ZIP etc.. Also can open disk images, such as ISO and BIN, LCD. ALZip is able to recovery passwords in protected ZIP archives.
Convert from tgz file
to tar file
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The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned tgz to tar. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Linux/Unix software - convert tgz to tar on Linux
A popular archiving utility on Unix and Unix based operating systems, TAR (Tape Archiver) is used only to archive more files in to one, but it is not able to compress them. For compression of TAR archives, external compression utilities need to be used, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma.