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Here are 3 simple steps to convert your TAR file using our fast and free TAR file converter tool.
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.
Yes! Our TAR conversion tools are 100% free to use.
No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our TAR conversion tools.
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.
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.
Yes, of course it is! Your TAR, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our TAR conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.
If you are having difficulty converting your TAR you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.