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Details of extension .tgz

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

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?
Unix Gzipped TAR Archive .tgz file icon

Unix Gzipped TAR Archive

The TGZ file is a Unix Gzipped TAR Archive. TGZ is a traditional archive format on Unix based systems.
Detailed description not available
Category: Archive files
Application: GNU Tar
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-gzip
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
targz, taz
Related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive
ARJ Compressed Archive
Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File
LHarc Compressed Archive
Tape Archive
Compressed File
WinRAR Archive
7-Zip Archive
BZip Compressed Data
Drobo Application Package .tgz file icon

Drobo Application Package

The TGZ file is a Drobo Application Package. Drobo is a family of external storage devices for computers. It is a digital storage solution comprised of direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) devices made by Connected Data, Inc.
Detailed description not available
Category: Archive files
Application: Drobo Device
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Drobo Firmware File

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:

Formula Graphics Presentation Archive
Garmin Zipped Geocaching Data
GPS TrackMaker Compressed Data
Gzip Compressed File
LOCUS Vertical Observation Data
Bzip Compressed Tape Archive
FBS Vehicle Database
TuxGuitar Document
Targa Bitmap 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:

tbz (1), hgz (1), gtz (1), fgz (1), tz (1), trz (1), tgx (1), tga (1), tfz (1), rgz (1), gz (1), ggz (1), ttz (1), tnz (1), tgs (1)

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.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android