Files with tar.gz extension can be found as Gzip compressed TAR archives. Typical on Unix based operating platforms.

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TAR.GZ file extension - Old version Gzip compressed TAR Archive

What is tar.gz file? How to open tar.gz files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The tar.gz was popular compression file format used on Unix and Unix based operating systems.

The TAR part of file extension identifies TAR (Tape Archive) archiving utility and .GZ identifies GZip compression file format.  It is old version of Gzip compressed TAR Archive - see TGZ, TAR, TAZ, GZ file extensions. However tar.gz archives are still supported by Unix, Linux, BSD based operating systems.

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The default software associated to open tar.gz file:

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.

Help how to open:

Use any compression utility such as WinRAR, PowerArchiver, ZipZag to open tar.gz archives.

How to convert:

Can be converted to other archive formarts either directly or via decompress -> compress to another format route.

Find conversions from tar.gz file:

tar.gz to apk

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tar.gz to iso

tar.gz to rar

Find converter to tar.gz file type:

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List of software applications associated to the .tar.gz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open tar.gz file, edit tar.gz file, convert tar.gz file, view tar.gz file, play tar.gz 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 tar.gz files.

Software that open tar.gz file - Old version Gzip compressed TAR Archive

Programs supporting the exension tar.gz on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open tar.gz file action.

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