TXZ File - opening and understanding

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

What is a TXZ file?

A .TXZ file is an XZ compressed TAR file. The .txz file extension is used for LZMA2 compressed TAR archive files. XZ uses the same compression algorithm as 7Z files created by 7-Zip, but XZ can only compress single files. It does not support archiving (bundling of multiple files into one) natively, so in that regard, it is similar to GZIP or BZIP2 - but it offers a better compression ratio.

TXZ files are simply TAR files that have been compressed with the XZ utility to reduce their size - similar to when you create TGZ files by compressing a TAR file with GZIP.

How to open TXZ 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 TXZ for different purposes. We have identified 3 TXZ openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of TXZ file.

Programs that open these files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
WinZipWinZipVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
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Suggest another file format using extension TXZ

While we know of one file format using the .TXZ file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .TXZ file.