What is a .TAO File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .tao extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .tao file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .TAO file?

The .TAO file extension comes from Track at Once CD/DVD Image. The file is a disk image file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .tao file on 1 platform.

How to open a .TAO file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .TAO file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TAO file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .tao file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Smart Projects IsoBuster software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TAO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Smart Projects IsoBuster software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .TAO file?

If you cannot open the .TAO file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TAO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tap – Commodore 64 Cassette Tape Image, .tar – Jean-loup Gailly, .tar.bz2 – The GNU Project, .tar.gz – The GNU Project, .tar.gz2 – Misnamed BZ2 Tarball. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .TAO file with the Smart Projects IsoBuster program on Windows.