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Windows 7: .Tar Files

16 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
.Tar Files

Help me with a "brain outage" I am having. Several months ago I downloaded a file with many wallpapers that ended in .tar and opened it and everything was fine. I d/l another this morning and it is asking me for the file association to open it. I know how to associate a file, but can not find one for a tar file. What files can open tar files? Thanks,

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16 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

.tar file extension is archive file,and it's used in UNIX systems. 7Zip can help you. And WinZip also I think.
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16 Sep 2011   #3
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

+1 to Stalker - 7ZIP will alow you to extract from the .TAR archive.
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16 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

I too use 7-zip for most everything. If you really need to open Linux type archives you can get Windows versions of Linux tools here for free:

GnuWin32 Packages
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18 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Thanks to all for your help.
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18 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 10 Pro x64

My pleasure. Don't forget to make thread as solved,if your problem is solved.
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