TAR Archive Format
Free Software Foundation
Have you encountered a problem with a GNUTAR file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a GNUTAR file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your GNUTAR file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.
How to open a GNUTAR file? Advice and guidance
Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the GNUTAR file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a GNUTAR file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support GNUTAR files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a GNUTAR file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all GNUTAR files.
Despite the described problem with GNUTAR there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:
- verify that the GNUTAR file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the GNUTAR file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.