Filename Extensions
If you are seeking information about file extensions, then you are in the right place at right time.

Details of extension .tgz

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .tgz file?
  • Which program can create the .tgz file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .tgz format?
  • What can convert .tgz files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .tgz extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Gzipped Tape Archive .tgz file icon

Gzipped Tape Archive

TGZ file is a Unix gzipped TAR archive. TGZ is a traditional archive format on Unix based systems.
Category: Archive files
Application: GZip and TAR
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-gzip
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive
ARJ Compressed Archive
Microsoft Cabinet File
LH ARC Archive
Tape Archive
Compressed File
WinRAR Archive
7-Zip Archive
BZip Compressed Data

Other types of files may also use the .tgz file extension. If you have helpful information about .tgz extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Compressed Tape Archive
Garmin Zipped Geocaching Data
Gzip Compressed File
TuxGuitar Document
Targa Bitmap Image
Formula Graphics Presentation Archive
Bzip Compressed Tape Archive
Stronghold Crusader TGX Image

The .tgz filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

tz (9), ggz (8), tg (7), gz (7), tga (6), fgz (5), tbz (3), tgx (2)

Can't open a .tgz file?

If you want to open a .tgz file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .tgz association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.tgz

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

If you don't know how to set the .tgz file association, check the FAQ.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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