TAZ File Type

- The quick facts

What are TAZ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TAZ file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a TAZ file?

A .TAZ file is a Compressed TAR file.

A .taz file is a TAR archive file that has been compressed with the Unix "compress" command to reduce its size. .TAZ and .TAR.Z is used interchangeably.

TAR is used first to bundle multiple files into one single file that is easy to distribute, and "compress" is used afterward to reduce the size.

How to open TAZ files

We have identified 6 TAZ openers that are compatible with this specific type of TAZ file.

Programs that open Compressed TAR files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
WinZipWinZipVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
WinRARWinRARVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderVerified

Last updated: March 17, 2022

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