What is a .TAR.GZ2 File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .tar.gz2 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? 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 .tar.gz2 file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .TAR.GZ2 file?

The file extension .TAR.GZ2 is from Misnamed BZ2 Tarball.The file has the binary format, and it is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .tar.gz2 file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .TAR.GZ2 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .TAR.GZ2 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .TAR.GZ2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .tar.gz2 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the 7-Zip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip and 7-Zip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TAR.GZ2 file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the 7-Zip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TAR.GZ2 file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .tar.gz2 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the The Unarchiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Archive Utility and The Unarchiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TAR.GZ2 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the The Unarchiver software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .TAR.GZ2 file?

If you are still unable to open the .TAR.GZ2 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TAR.GZ2 file.tar.lz – Lzip Compressed Tarball, .tar.lzma – LZMA Compressed Tarball, .tar.md5 – Android System File, .tar.xz – Tukaani, .tar.z – The GNU Project. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TAR.GZ2 file with the 7-Zip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip programs on Windows and The Unarchiver, Apple Archive Utility programs on Mac.