How do I open a ".tar.tgz" file?
March 29, 2008 5:31 AM Subscribe
How do I open a ".tar.tgz" file? That's all one long extension.
posted by exolstice to computers & internet (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a friend who's hosting package expired on www.canaca.com. So I immediately logged-in to backup his information. The problem is the backup function gives me a huge file with a .tar.tgz extension. Now I would like to take the contents of that file and upload to my own hosting service. I tried uncompressing with WinZip, WinRar, WinAce, ZipGenius, StuffIt, Gzip, GUnzip, and more! None of these programs recognize the file as a valid archive. I uploaded the file to my hosting service, and attempted to extract it from there. Same result. I also redownloaded the backup, thinking the original file may have been corrupted, but I got the exact same file down to the byte.
They seem to have disconnected the ftp access, so I can no longer access the files that way. The backup function is my only option.
So am I stuck with a proprietary file which can only be uncompressed on www.canaca.com or is there another way to crack this nut?