How to Create a TAR.GZ File in Windows

Tar.GZ format file is a collection of multiple files in a single file. It is a highly compressed format file which is mostly used in Linux and Unix systems, to upload data and backup. Also, it’s a very popular method to send multiple files or software over the internet. For example, Tar.gz format file compresses 2GB file in 1GB after creating an archive.

In the windows operating system, there is no such type of option to directly create a tar.zip and .rar file. But Linux and mac OS provide such type of option to compress in tar.gz format. Let’s know step by step how to create a tar.gz format file in windows.

Step-1. Download the 7-Zip software from the official website that your system is running on 32-bit, 64-bit.

Step-2. Now select the folder to create zip file and click right then select 7-Zip and Add to archive.

Step-3. Select Archive format as tar extension and leave rest of setting default and process the action by clicking on OK.

Step-4. Before creating tar.gz file you need to create tar file first, then after you can create tar.gz file.

Step-5. After successfully creating tar file. Select the created tar file and click right click right then select 7-Zip and Add to archive.

Step-6. Select Archive format as gzip and leave rest of setting default and process the action by clicking on OK.

Step-7. This file will create in tar.gz format that you can use to share online or upload backup in Linux system.

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