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How to open .tgz file extension?

File Type : Archive file type
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What is .tgz file extension?

.tgz file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
The .TGZ files are the Unix .TAR file archive compressed with Gnu Zip (.GZIP) compression. It was originally created as the shorthand version of the compound extension .TAR.GZ.It uses a TAR archive to pack the files together and Gzip compression to reduce the file size. It is commonly used on Unix and Linux systems.Important: TGZ files are used as install packages for some Linux distributions. Hence, the "".tar.gz"" extension is at times used for archives while the "".tgz"" extension is used for installers.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .tgz files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • WinRAR 5
  • Corel WinZip 18.5
  • 7-Zip
  • Zipeg
  • tar
  • gunzip
  • pkgtool
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
  • Incredible Bee Archiver
  • Zipeg