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What are TZ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TZ file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your TZ files.

What is a TZ file?

TZ files have multiple uses, and Compressed TAR is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Compressed TAR file

Files with the .tz file extension are often Unix TAR archive files that have been compressed with the Unix "compress" command to reduce the size. More often users name the files .tar.z instead of .tz.

How to open TZ files

We have identified two TZ openers that are compatible with this specific type of TZ file.

Programs that open Compressed TAR files


Last updated: April 13, 2023

All known file formats using extension .TZ

While Compressed TAR file is a popular type of TZ-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .TZ file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

TimeZone Data

We know that one TZ format is TimeZone Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

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