TAR file extension

Below you'll find information on
1
known file type that uses the .TAR file extension.


1.
UNIX Tape Archive
Extension Added: June, 7th 2013
Last Updated: June, 7th 2013

Category:Backup & Archive Files
Popularity: (Very common)

The TAR file format indicates a consolidated file package created using the UNIX TAR software. File with the TAR extension are commonly used with the UNIX/Linux Operating System.

Often mistaken as archives, TAR files are in fact data packages containing a large number of files. These data packages are used for seamless file transfer and for more efficient and faster archiving.

One compression method that is commonly used for archiving TAR files is GNU ZIP. After the compression process is done, the file changes its extension from “TAR” to “TAR.GZ”. Another compression method preferred by UNIX users is BZIP2. This one adds the “BZ2” extension next to the “TAR” one.


Windows
7-ZIP
WinAce
Zipeg
Mac OSx
GNU Tar
Zipeg
Unix (Linux etc)
GNU Tar