.TAR.GZ File Extension

The GNU Project
File Type:
Compressed Tarball File

Having trouble opening .tar.gz extension? Don't panic! This page explains what tar.gz files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open tar.gz files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a TAR.GZ file?

Tar.gz file extension has Compressed Tarball file type, developed by The GNU Project, which is associated with the "compressed files" category.

Compressed TAR archive file typically saves one or multiple files. It is often applied on Unix OS for packaging programs, files, or installers. First, users have to decompress TAR.GZ files, and expand them via a TAR utility. TAR.GZ files commonly include .TAR and .GZ file types.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

tar.gz file icon
The GNU Project
File Type:
Compressed Tarball File
Compressed Files

How to open TAR.GZ file?

Double click the tar.gz file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .tar.gz extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the tar.gz extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the tar.gz file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open TAR.GZ files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the tar.gz file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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