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TGZ file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .tgz file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .tgz file?
  • What program do I need to open a .tgz file?
  • How can the .tgz file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .tgz files to another format?

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

✅ Unix Gzipped TAR Archive

TGZ file is a Unix Gzipped TAR Archive. TGZ is a traditional archive format on Unix based systems.
TGZ format description not yet available
Category: Archive files
Application: GNU Tar
Mime-type: application/x-gzip
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
TGZ aliases:
targz, taz
TGZ related links:
TGZ related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

LH ARC Archive

Tape Archive

Compressed File

WinRAR Archive

7-Zip Archive

BZip Compressed Data

BZip2 Compressed Data

Other types of files may also use the .tgz file extension.

🚫 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:

fgz, tz, trz, tgx, tga, tfz, rgz, gz, ggz, ttz, tnz, tgs, tg, tbz, hgz

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Formula Graphics Presentation Archive
Stronghold Crusader TGX Image
Bzip Compressed Tape Archive
Garmin Zipped Geocaching Data
OpenToonz Project
FBS Vehicle Database
GPS TrackMaker Compressed Data
Norton Antivirus Rapid Release Definition Update
TuxGuitar Document
Gzip Compressed File

🔴 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

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

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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