TAR File Extension

File Type

Consolidated Unix Format Archive


Jean-loup Gailly


Data Files





Details about the TAR file

TAR is the extension given to files that are used in 3 operating systems such as: Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Advanced TAR Repair is a very common application as a tool for handling TAR files. This is a program taken by DataNumen, Inc.. The ALZip, WinAce, PeaZip, WinZip programs are also compatible with TAR files and can be used to open them.

TAR files fall under the Data Files category. Files of a different type with the extension TAR can be encountered on various operating systems, and their number is 1326. Consolidated Unix Format Archive is a file whose format was originally developed for the Advanced TAR Repair application by Jean-loup Gailly. The Consolidated Unix Format Archive file was most likely created using the Advanced TAR Repair program. TAR detailed description

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TAR File Extension

What is a(n) TAR file??

A TAR file, or a .TAR file, is an archive file that has been created using the Unix "tar" command. It is used to pack files and directories into a single package for transport or storage.

The TAR File Extension is the most popular archive format on Linux and Mac OS X systems. With its popularity, it has been adopted by other operating systems such as FreeBSD and Solaris.

A TAR file extension can be opened with any compatible archiving application such as WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRar, or Mac's Archive Utility.

TAR File Tools

What tools you can use?

Here are the most important online tools related to TAR. They will help you use your TAR file in the way you want. You will be able to open, preview, edit or convert your TAR file.

TAR File Opener

TAR opener is a very popular tool among our users. Here's how to easily open your TAR file. Opening the TAR file allows you not only to view its contents, but also to perform various processes and changes to the file.

TAR File Viewer

The TAR Viwer tool helps to preview the contents of a file without the need to install dedicated software. Just go to the link provided and select your file. Next, our system will try to view the contents of the TAR file.

TAR File Converter

You can always try to convert the TAR file if you have problems with any operations. Converting the TAR file will give you more options for editing the data in the file.

TAR File Editor

TAR editor helps in the process of editing the data in our file. It may happen that you will not have the full edit option and you will need to install software dedicated to making changes to the TAR file. Check out our TAR file editor page and learn about the possibilities



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