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Opening up a .tar file on Windows

Opening up a .tar file on Windows

What Windows tool or program can I use to open a .tar file? I also have .tar.gz files that I would like to open.

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Guest [Entry]

"Try 7-zip.


High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
Supported formats:


Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.

For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
Self-extracting capability for 7z format
Integration with Windows Shell
Powerful File Manager
Powerful command line version
Plugin for FAR Manager
Localizations for 74 languages"
Guest [Entry]

I prefer WinRAR. It uses up less RAM. Look here for a face-off between WinRAR and 7-zip.