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.tgz File Extension

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File type: Gzipped Tar File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .tgz. Files with the file extension .tgz can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .tgz files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .tgz file?

Compressed files created by the UNIX file archive and compressed using the GNU Zip compression are known as .GZ files. First, the TAR archive is used for bundling files together and then later on, a Gzip compression is used to reduce these files to the right size that don’t take up a lot of hard disk space. Now, these reduced files are attached with the file extension .GZ. .GZ files are actually short for .TAR.GZ., wherein UNIX and Linux systems are mostly the ones using these files. .GZ files can be decompressed and extracted to archived files through a single step and that is when the UNIX command line “tar -xzvf filename.tgz” is used. This is the exact command that’s used to decompress .GZ files at the same time extracting them from the TAR archive. Some Linux distributions use .GZ files for installation packages, so, while the ".tar.gz" extension is used for archives, .GZ files, on the other hand, are used for installers.

how to open a .tgz file?

Launch a .tgz file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .tgz file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .tgz files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .tgz file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .tgz file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .tgz file association errors

applications that open a .tgz file

Corel WinZip 16 Pro

Corel WinZip 16 Pro

Compressing files frees up space in the hard disk, and Corel Win Zip 16 Pro can compress files into different formats. This software allows users to choose the level of compression and the compression method that they want to integrate into their files and folders. All Major compressed formats can be extracted by this application, and this compression and decompression software runs in Microsoft Windows XP, Vista And window 7. Internet connectivity is needed for activating this program. Corel WinZip 16 Pro can provide users with access to Zipsend, which is use to compress and send large files through email. This software may also provide users with access to Zipshare, which is use to upload compressed files to various social Websites. Backups are necessary for the important data of the user, and Corel WinZip 16 Pro provides an automated process for backing up files. Users can burn backups directly unto a CD/DVD or Blu-ray disc, or send the compressed files to the user’s email address for virtual backups.
WinRAR

WinRAR

Eugene Roshal developed an application that can create RAR archives called WinRAR. It is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility released by Ron Dwight in 1993, while Alexander Roshal, Eugene Roshal's brother runs the business. WinRAR provides the complete support for RAR, which is WinRAR's original format in compression, ZIP archives, and unpacking of 7z, EXE, ISO, JAR, BZ2, UUE, ACE, GZ, TAR, LZH, ARJ and Z archives. It has multithreaded compression and can create archive with multi-volume and self-extracting. Damaged archives are provided with date redundancy through recovery record and recovery volumes for reconstruction. It also supports in the advancement in file names of Unicode and file system of NTFS. It has also AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128-bit key to be used optionally in archive encryption. The software is available in forty seven languages. It is written in C++ and runs with Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Mac OS X, FreeBSD, LInux (Wine required for GUI), and OS/2.
Zipeg

Zipeg

Zipeg is software that was developed by Leo Kuznetsov, and this application is known as a file decompression tool that can open ZIP and RAR files. This tool runs on both Windows and MAC operating systems, and with this program, users are able to preview their files before extracting them. Zipeg features a user interface that is open source and Java-powered. This tool also has the ability to detect filenames, even if they are in different languages, and can translate many foreign languages into Unicode. Zipeg is also able to read EXIF thumbnails by using these thumbnails as item icons and "tool tip" style preview. Aside from the preview feature, Zipeg also comes with an "Options" button, and this allows users to select the files they want to open. Zipeg makes it easy for users to extract compressed files, and since they can view the files first before extracting them, they can freely choose the file they want to open and extract only the files that they need.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .tgz files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .tgz. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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