How to open TAR file?

What is TAR file extension?

Files with the TAR extension are used by Unix and Linux based systems. A TAR file is usually an archive of many files. This mechanism is used to create backups and easier data transfer and transfer. TAR files are often compressed to reduce the space required on the storage media. Files prepared in this way are called tarball.

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Programs that support TAR file

Programs for Windows system
WinZip WinZip
PeaZip PeaZip
WinAce WinAce
7-Zip 7-Zip
Programs for Mac OS system
Apple Archive Utility Apple Archive Utility
iArchiver iArchiver
Unarchiver Unarchiver
sArchiver sArchiver
StuffIt StuffIt
StuffIt Expander StuffIt Expander
Programs for Linux system
Xarchiver Xarchiver
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the TAR file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the TAR file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the TAR file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the TAR file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the TAR file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the TAR file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).