Open TGZ files

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    Gzip Compressed TAR Archive
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Have you encountered a problem with a TGZ file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a TGZ file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your TGZ file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is TGZ file?

TGZ is the file extension for a so-called tarball archive, which was compressed with gzip. Gzip stands for GNU zip, which is a free compression method based on the Deflate algorithm. Since Gzip archives can only contain a single file, the files to be archived are first combined with tar to form a tarball and then packed with gzip. These files have either the double ending .Tar.Gz or simply .Tgz.

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TGZ archives can be unpacked by just about any packer, be it Linux, Windows or Mac

Programs which can open a TGZ file

How to open file with TGZ extension?

In order to open a file with TGZ extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening TGZ file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with TGZ files, follow the instructions below.
Install iArchiver or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening TGZ files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support TGZ files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of TGZ files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set iArchiver as the default program for opening TGZ files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate TGZ files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the iArchiver applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where iArchiver has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with TGZ files

Sometimes problems with opening TGZ files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • TGZ files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open TGZ files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • TGZ file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

Possible conversions of TGZ file

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