What are TXZ files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a TXZ 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 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
We have identified three TXZ openers that are compatible with this specific type of TXZ file.
Programs that open XZ compressed TAR files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
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