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What is a tar.gz file?

A tar.gz 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 gz file, utilising the GNU zip (gzip) compression algorithm.

This is a common pattern used in unix/linux environments to bundle multiple files for easier distribution or backup.

Tgz and tar.gz files are essentially the same thing, just with different file extension.
Our spokesmonkey Ezriah Zippernowsky has made an instructional video showing how easy it is to extract a TAR.GZ / TGZ file.

What operating system and browser does ezyZip support?

ezyZip supports any OS that can run a modern browser. We have tested it to work with Windows, MacOS, Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Mint, Debian), Android, ChromeOS (Chromebook), iOS (iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch).

Ensure you are using the latest version of one of the popular browsers or their variants. (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge).

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

How to unzip tar.gz file?

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

What is ezyZip?

ezyZip is a free zip and unzip online file compression tool that lets you zip files into an archive. It also supports unzip, allowing you to uncompress archived zip, rar, tar, gz and tgz files.

Unlike other zip and unzip online utilities, ezyZip does not require you to upload or download files to a server. It runs locally as a browser app, thus making it much quicker than other similar zip and unzip online tools. This also ensures your privacy will be protected as no file data will leave your browser.