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Open .tar file Extension

File Type : Archive file type

Compatible with: (Mac OSX 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

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.ta

ExtensionSmallImg 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

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Apple Mac OS X:
  • GNU Tar
  • Incredible Bee Archiver
  • Zipeg
  • Apple Archive Utility
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
  • The Unarchiver
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Microsoft Windows:
  • E-merge WinAce
  • PeaZip
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • Zipeg
  • Corel WinZip 18.5
  • Acubix PicoZip
  • ESTsoft ALZip
  • 7-Zip
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Linux:
  • GNU Tar