TGZ file format description
Many people share .tgz files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .tgz file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .tgz files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.tgz - Unix Gzipped TAR Archive
The TGZ archive files are related to GNU Tar. TGZ file is a Unix Gzipped TAR Archive. TGZ is a traditional archive format on Unix based systems.
- GNU Tar
- Archive files
- - / -
- targz, taz
- Unix Gzipped TAR Archive related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .tgz file extension. Even harmful programs can create .tgz files. Be especially cautious with .tgz files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .tgz file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .tgz file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
tgx, ggz, tg, fgz, tz, trz, tga, tfz, rgz, gz, ttz, tnz, tgs, tbz, hgz
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Stronghold Crusader TGX Image
- Garmin Zipped Geocaching Data
- TuxGuitar Document
- Formula Graphics Presentation Archive
- Bzip Compressed Tape Archive
- OpenToonz Project
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