.TAR.GZ File Extension

gzip Compressed TAR Archive

Compressed File
Compressed archive file that uses the standard gzip (GNU zip) compression algorithm. These .TAR.GZ files contain a single .TAR file that has been compressed and inside this .TAR file you will find the original collection of archived files.

The single .TAR file will first need to be decompressed, once complete the .TAR will need expanding to retrieve the original files.

These .TAR.GZ files are popular on Unix based operating systems.

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