Files with tar.gz extension can be found as Gzip compressed TAR archives. They were typically used on Unix/Linux systems.

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Software that open tar.gz file

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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

tar.gz file icon: tar.gz filetype icon

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

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

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Updated: May 5, 2024

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.

Debian icon

Debian Project Team logoDebian  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Debian Project Team

One of the most popular Linux operating system distributions, Debian, is distributed as free open-source software. It supports many platforms, such as Intel, ARM, PowerPC, MIPS, etc.

Debian uses the GNOME desktop environment platform as a default, and a clean installation contains popular applications such as, Firefox, CD/DVD writing programs, music and video players, etc.

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

tar.gz to deb

tar.gz to exe

tar.gz to img

tar.gz to iso

tar.gz to rar

tar.gz to zip

Find converter to tar.gz file type:

img to tar.gz

iso to tar.gz

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zip to tar.gz

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.

Microsoft Windows:


Main software associated with tar.gz file by default:
Gzip small icon Gzip
Debian small icon Debian

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