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What is a tar.xz file?

A tar.xz file is basically two files wrapped into one. The first one is a tar file (sometimes referred to as a tarball), a collection of files & folders wrapped into a single package. The tar file then gets compressed into a xz file, utilising the LZMA2 compression algorithm.

The file format is commonly used for backing up and distributing files and software packages in unix/linux environments. It's a newer version of the of tar.gz format.

A .txz file is the same but with a different file extension.

How to open tar.xz file?

  1. Under "Select tar.xz file to open", click on browse (or your browser equivalent)
  2. Select the tar.xz file you wish to extract.
  3. Click "Extract". It will list the content of the tar.xz archive.
  4. Click "Save" on the individual files to save file to your local drive.

What operating system and browser do you support?

This version of ezyZip uses modern browser features, so ensure you're using the latest and greatest (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge or one of their variants). This ain't your grandpa's tar.xz online extractor!

We have tested it to work with Windows, MacOS, Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Mint, Debian), Android, ChromeOS (Chromebook), iOS (iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch).

Please let us know via the feedback form if you have any issues.

What is ezyZip?

ezyZip is a free online tool for managing archive files. It supports zip, 7zip (7z), rar, tar, tar.xz, txz, tar.bz2, tar.gz, tgz, jar, ear, war, zi.

Unlike other online utilities, ezyZip DOES NOT have file size restrictions or require you to upload / download files to a server.  It runs locally as a browser app, making it much quicker than other similar online tools. Your privacy is protected as no file data leaves the browser.