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Open TAR file extension

File Type: (Compressed file)

Compatible with (WinXP, Vista and Win7)

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Notes about the .TAR file extension:

.TARTar file extension created by tar utility, is associated with an uncompressed archive. Mostly it is found on UNIX-based operating systems. The tar extension is a way of combining multiple files into a single file, or compress, on the Linux or UNIX operating system. It was created for use with a tape drive. It is now used to create archived files on a hard drive. The tar command will not compress the files. The size of the tar file will be the same as the combined size of the individual files. The resulting file can be compressed using other compression tools. TAR files can be opened by the majority of archiving utilities such as WinZip, 7-Zip, WinACE and Stuffit. File extension errors generally occur when the appropriate program is not installed in your system. Scan your system to identify and fix TAR file extension errors.

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Detailed information for file extension TAR :

Primary association: Tape Archive File

File classification: Archive

Mime type: application/tar, application/x-tar, applicaton/x-gtar, multipart/x-tar, application/x-compress, application/x-compressed

Reference: TAR on Wikipedia , view more extensions

Related links: Pack/Unpack with 7-Zip

File type TAR's association with other applications are:

  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))

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