.TGZ File Extension

File Type:
Gzipped Tar File

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

What is a TGZ file?

Tgz file extension has Gzipped Tar file type, which is associated with the "compressed files" category.

Created with Gnu Zip (.GZIP) compression, the .TAR archive allows storing multiple files together. It also reduces the size of the files, using the Gzip compression. The file is supported by both Linux and Unix operating systems.

TGZ files are a shorthand version of compound .TAR.GZ files.

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

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File Type:
Gzipped Tar File
Compressed Files

How to open TGZ file?

Double click the tgz 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 .tgz 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 tgz 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 tgz 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 TGZ 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 tgz file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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