What program should be used to open the file



.tar file extension

There are several reasons that can cause problems with opening the .tar file on your device. Some of them appear much more frequently.

  • The first most common problem is the lack of an installed software (in the correct version) that supports .tar file. Browse the programs installed on your device, and make sure you have one of the programs from the list that you see below. If you do not have any of these programs, simply download and install one of them . When you install a new program just double click on the .tar file with which you had the problem and select the newly installed software as the default software to support the file.
  • Another frequently encountered cause is incorrect association of the .tar file with a program designed to support it. This problem can also be solved easily. Try this page and follow the instructions. But remember to make sure that you have installed at least one of the programs from the list below . To make the .tar file open up properly, you must associate it with one of them.

Types of files with the .tar extension in our database

  • 1. Consolidated Unix File Archive

    Category Data Files
    Developer Jean-loup Gailly
    Popularity Popularity

    • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
    • Corel WinZip 16.5
    • PeaZip
    • Acubix PicoZip
    • E-merge WinAce
    • ESTsoft ALZip
    • 7-Zip
    • Zipeg
    • Apple Archive Utility
    • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2011
    • Dare to be Creative Archiver
    • The Unarchiver
    • GNU Tar
    • Zipeg
    • GNU Tar

File association with the application to support it is carried out by the file extension. If, for example a .tar file is associated with one of the applications from the list, then when you double click on the file, the operating system will run this application and open the .tar file.

In addition, you can find on the site addresses of all required software for .tar files. We try to provide addresses to the sites of manufacturers, so that appropriate programs could be downloaded from the most reliable source.

For some files, different software supports running the file, editing it, and even saving the data in a .tar file, which makes working with the file difficult. That is why we created a continuously updated database to which we add information about the particular software. You also can develop our database by using the form included on the site.

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