How to open .tar file format?

The probably reason why you are at this website is a problem with opening .tar file. The full name of the file is Consolidated Unix File Archive. If the double-click on the file’s icon shows you a message that additional programs are needed to open the file, you’ll find the list of helpful programs in the bottom of the page.The developer of this format is Jean-loup Gailly.

.tar file extension (Consolidated Unix File Archive)

Category Developer/Producer File description Popularity
Data Files Jean-loup Gailly Consolidated Unix File Archive
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Programs using this file extension: .tar
ADS OS Software
Windows
Windows
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • Corel WinZip 16.5
  • PeaZip
  • Acubix PicoZip
  • E-merge WinAce
  • ESTsoft ALZip
  • 7-Zip
  • Zipeg
MAC OS
MAC
  • Apple Archive Utility
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2011
  • Dare to be Creative Archiver
  • The Unarchiver
  • GNU Tar
  • Zipeg
Linux
Linux
  • GNU Tar


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