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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.

Archive files
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targz, taz
Unix Gzipped TAR Archive related extensions:
DiskDoubler Compressed Data
Mentor Graphics Service Pack Archive
Kaspersky Anti-virus Virus Bases Data
AJC Active Backup Archive
Anki Fashcard Collection Package
UniTrader Website Template Archive

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.

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?

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Formula Graphics Presentation Archive
Bzip Compressed Tape Archive
OpenToonz Project

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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