alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .TGZ

File description

The files with the TGZ format are basically the .TAR archive files that are compressed using the GNU ZIP File compression program. While a user comprises of a large volume of files that they prefer compiling into one file, they can make use of the TAR file format in this regard. On the other hand, the .TAR format does not really compress the files that it acquires in its file archive.

To compress the .TAR format files, the user is required to make use of the file compression utility. While the Gnu Zip file compression application is used in this regard, the compressed TAR file is then saved with the TGZ format. This is helpful in bringing down the size of the file, which saves disk space and makes the file easier to download and distribute.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .TGZ file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .TGZ extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .TGZ file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .TGZ file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Compressed Files
File name: Gzipped Tar File
Programs that will open this file:
7-Zip 7-Zip
Micro StuffIt Deluxe Micro StuffIt Deluxe
PeaZip PeaZip
PowerArchiver PowerArchiver
WinZip WinZip
Mac OS
Mac OS
iArchiver iArchiver
StuffIt StuffIt
StuffIt Deluxe StuffIt Deluxe
StuffIt Expander StuffIt Expander
The Unarchiver The Unarchiver
Zipeg Zipeg
gunzip gunzip
Gzip Gzip
pkgtool pkgtool
tar tar
Xarchiver Xarchiver
The .TGZ file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .TGZ extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .TGZ file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .TGZ file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .TGZ file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .TGZ file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .TGZ file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .TGZ file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.