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

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

empty icon.tgz - Drobo application package

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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

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.

MIME types:

The default software associated to open tgz 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.

TAR icon

TAR  Linux/Unix software

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.

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Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Any tool that can extract *.tgz files shoudl be able to repack them to another archive format.

Find conversions from tgz file:

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List of software applications associated to the .tgz 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 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 tgz files.

Software that open tgz file - Gzip compressed TAR archive

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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

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