TARGA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a TARGA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .TARGA files.

What is a TARGA file?

The TARGA file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the TARGA file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the TARGA file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about TARGA files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open TARGA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension TARGA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 30 different TARGA openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of TARGA files. Remember, different programs may use TARGA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Storm CodecStorm CodecUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
QT LiteQT LiteUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Storm Codec UnicodeStorm Codec UnicodeUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
StormPlayerStormPlayerUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
uFOCS FileOpeneruFOCS FileOpenerUser submitted
CodedColor PhotoStudioCodedColor PhotoStudioUser submitted
QuiviQuiviUser submitted
FuturaFuturaUser submitted
Embarcadero RadPHP XE2Embarcadero RadPHP XE2User submitted
cDMScDMSUser submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
Click & Create Stand Alone ApplicationClick & Create Stand Alone ApplicationUser submitted
Storm Codec UnicodeStorm Codec UnicodeUser submitted
Aplus Video Converter FreeAplus Video Converter FreeUser submitted
ForceVisionForceVisionUser submitted
OAGCDPOAGCDPUser submitted
Legend - Legacy Of The DragonsLegend - Legacy Of The DragonsUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!