.TAR.GZ File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .TAR.GZ extension:

Compressed Tarball File

Compressed Tarball File

A TAR.GZ file is a TAR archive compressed with the standard GNU zip (gzip) compression algorithm. It contains one or more compressed files and is commonly used on Unix operating systems to package files, programs, and installers.

NOTE: TAR.GZ files must first be decompressed and then expanded using a TAR utility. They include both .TAR and .GZ file types.

Software's name License Platforms
7-Zip 7-Zip Open Source LinuxWindows
Apple Archive Utility Apple Archive Utility Bundled Mac
Ark Ark Free Linux
Corel WinZip Corel WinZip Commercial MacWindows
Cygwin Cygwin Free Windows
File Viewer for Android File Viewer for Android Free+ Android
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
gzip gzip Free Linux
PeaZip PeaZip Open Source LinuxWindows
RARLAB WinRAR RARLAB WinRAR Shareware Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Commercial Windows
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Commercial Mac
The Unarchiver The Unarchiver Freeware Mac
WinInizio ZipGenius WinInizio ZipGenius Free Windows
Xarchive Xarchive Free Linux
ZDevs ZArchiver ZDevs ZArchiver Free Android

Updated: March 18, 2016

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