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How to open .gz , .tar, .tar.gz files

  • .gz is the extension for gzip files (GNU zip, an open source file compression program)
  • .tar is file format (in the form of a type of archive bitstream), name was derive from “tape archiver”. TAR is not a compression file type
  • .tar.gz compressed tar file

You can extract/ uncompress .gz ,  .tar or .tar.gz files using Winzip utility or freeware like 7-zip