TZ File - opening and understanding

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

What is a TZ file?

A .TZ file is a 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension TZ for different purposes. We have identified 2 TZ openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of TZ file.

Programs that open these files

WinZipWinZipVerified
PeaZipPeaZipVerified
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!
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Other 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 extension.

The TZ file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a TZ opener may not be able to open all kinds of TZ files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited TZ viewer.

TimeZone data

Through our analysis of TZ files, we know that one use of the format is TimeZone data. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

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!