How to open a file with .tar extension?

File Type : Archive file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .tar file

Searching for the right program to open .tar files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .tar file extension?

The .tar extension is associated with the tar archive created by tar, which is a Unix-based utility used to bundle files together. It contain multiple files stored in an uncompressed format commonly compressed into a .GZ file using GNU Zip compression. The TAR file format makes the storage and distribution of a large number of files convenient and manageable. TAR files are not always compressed, although compression is possible. Important: A filename with the ".tar.gz" multiple extension is a TAR archive that has been compressed with GNU Zip compression.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open tarfiles:

  • E-merge WinAce
  • PeaZip
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • Zipeg
  • Corel WinZip 18.5
  • Acubix PicoZip
  • ESTsoft ALZip
  • 7-Zip
  • GNU Tar
  • Incredible Bee Archiver
  • Zipeg
  • Apple Archive Utility
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
  • The Unarchiver
  • GNU Tar