Free Online TAR Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your TAR file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted TAR file before this time.
Our TAR converter tool supports converting to the following file types:

How to Convert your TAR file Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to convert your TAR file using our fast and free TAR file converter tool.

Upload your TAR file

Click the "Select File(s)" button, then select an TAR file to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Select file type

Select the file type to convert your TAR file to using the dropdown list of available types.

Download your file

Click the download link to receive your converted file.

TAR file format information

Full NameTAR
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

A TAR file, short for Tape Archive, is a type of computer file format used for archiving and bundling multiple files together into a single file. It is often used in Unix and Unix-like operating systems but can be found and used on other platforms as well. The TAR format does not perform compression by itself; it simply collects multiple files and directories into one unit, maintaining their individual properties such as file permissions, timestamps, and ownership information. Because of this, TAR files are commonly used as a container for transferring and storing files while preserving their original attributes.

When creating a TAR file, all the specified files and directories are gathered and stored sequentially in the archive, which is later used for distribution, backup, or transportation. The TAR format is particularly useful for creating backups, as it enables easy preservation of directory structures and metadata. However, since TAR files are not compressed, they tend to be larger than their compressed counterparts like ZIP or GZIP archives. As a result, it is common to combine TAR files with compression algorithms (like GZIP or BZIP2) to create compressed TAR archives (e.g., .tar.gz or .tar.bz2) that reduce file size while maintaining the original structure and information.

TAR Converter Capabilities

Currently our TAR converter can only convert from TAR files, our developers are working to allow converting to TAR files in future versions of our tools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free to use the TAR conversion tools?

Yes! Our TAR conversion tools are 100% free to use.

Are there any TAR conversion usage limits?

No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our TAR conversion tools.

How long does it take to convert my TAR?

We aim to process all TAR conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files and significantly longer for some larger file formats, so please be patient.

What does the TAR conversion process involve?

Once your TAR file has been uploaded and we know the file format you wish to convert it to our bespoke conversion software will convert your TAR and make it available for you to download with a unique download Url.

Is it safe to convert my TAR on

Yes, of course it is! Your TAR, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my TAR on Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our TAR conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.

Is there any support for me when using the TAR tool?

If you are having difficulty converting your TAR you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.