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File Extension TAR

While searching for an answer to the question - How to open the TAR file? - you probably found websites, which offer software that was able to open any file extension. Do not be fooled, there is no one program that will allow you to work with any file extension, including the TAR file. Each program contains a different type of data and you need specialized software to properly work with the TAR file. Here is a list of programs that are designed to work with the TAR file - remember, these applications are able to open at most a few file extensions, they are designed to work with a specific data type.

File type Unix Standard Archive Format, Tape Archive
Developer Jean-loup Gailly

Programs that open the TAR file

Common problems with the TAR file

TAR file is damaged

If after installing the program from a list, you still cannot open a file with the TAR extension, the reason may be that the file is damaged. The solution may be to find a new copy of the TAR file you want to open

The TAR file extension is not linked with the appropriate application

In this case, the easiest way is to use the tool built into the operating system for association of the TAR file with applications to support it. Double click on the file you cannot open - the operating system will display a list of programs that are likely to work with your TAR file. Choose one of them, or select the location on a disk where you installed one of the applications from our list. Windows should then open the TAR file using the program installed earlier.

The entry for the TAR file in the "Windows Registry" has been removed or damaged

Entries containing links of the TAR file extensions with applications is located in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. If you do not know how to get to the Windows Registry, or how to make changes in it, ask a specialist for help. Lack of knowledge on the subject may cause irreversible changes on your computer.

The TAR file is infected by a virus

There may be a situation when a computer virus passes itself off as the TAR file. In this case, such a file will definitely not be opened. Download a good antivirus program and scan the TAR file mentioned. If the antivirus application detects malicious data, it may signify that the TAR file is infected.

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