What is TGZ file?
Tar Files are compressed archives, usually placed in a compressed format. The TGZ file extension is for a Gzipped Tar File. Gzip is a compression algorithm that compresses files by removing redundancy and storing only unique data. By compressing the file with this algorithm, it reduces the amount of space it takes up.
TGZ Format details
|Gzipped Tar Format
Tools that will help you view TGZ files
Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the TGZ extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the TGZ file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).
Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the TGZ file differently than the application dedicated to handling the TGZ file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the TGZ file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the TGZ file.
Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the TGZ file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.
TGZ File Viewers
- StuffIt Deluxe
- The Unarchiver
- StuffIt Expander