What is .tar file?
The .tar extension is associated with the tar archive created by tar, which is a Unix-based utility used to bundle files together. It contain multiple files stored in an uncompressed format commonly compressed into a .GZ file using GNU Zip compression. The TAR file format makes the storage and distribution of a large number of files convenient and manageable. TAR files are not always compressed, although compression is possible.
Important: A filename with the ".tar.gz" multiple extension is a TAR archive that has been compressed with GNU Zip compression.
Recommended Software Programs to open .tar file
Apple Mac OS X:
- GNU Tar
- Incredible Bee Archiver
- Apple Archive Utility
- Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
- The Unarchiver
- E-merge WinAce
- Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
- Corel WinZip 18.5
- Acubix PicoZip
- ESTsoft ALZip