Convert TAR to TGZ in bulk.
Large TAR files are supported.

Max size: 200 MB per file

You can convert TAR Learn more about TAR files to


How to convert TAR to TGZ?

You can convert TAR to TGZ with MConverter in three easy steps:
  1. Choose TAR files from your device
    At the top of this page, drag and drop your TARs.
    You can also click to select TAR files using your operating system's file picker.
    Another method is to press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V (⌘+V on Mac) to paste a TAR file you have copied to clipboard.
    Converting a folder with TAR files to TGZ is also supported: simply paste or drag and drop it.
  2. Click or tap on TGZ from the list of target formats
    Alternatively, you can use the search field to quickly find the format you need, whether it's TGZ or something else.
  3. Download your TGZ files, after MConverter has finished processing them
    There's an option to automatically download the converted TGZ files, so you don't have to press the download icon for each TGZ.
    You may see a share icon as well. Use it to directly share the TGZ's with other apps.

About the formats

Extension tar
Category Archive/Compression file formats
Developed by AT&T Bell Laboratories
Mime type application/x-tar


Originally used by Unix/Linux, TAR files are archives containing multiple files inside. Also known as tarballs, TARs are similar to ZIP, but they do not have any compression applied. This makes them quicker to create and extract.

However, it is possible to compress TAR files using bzip2, gzip, or xz compression. To do this, convert the TAR file to TBZ2, TGZ, or TXZ respectively.
Extension tgz
Alternative extension tar.gz
Category Archive/Compression file formats
Developed by Jean-loup Gailly, Mark Adler
Mime type application/gzip


TGZ or .tar.gz files are Linux/Unix tar archives which have been compressed. TGZ files utilize GNU ZIP compression, so that they take up less space.

Common questions about converting TAR to TGZ

Can I convert TAR to TGZ in bulk?

Yes, MConverter supports batch converting of multiple TARs to TGZ's simultaneously. You can even drag and drop folders containing TARs to convert to TGZ.
Pasting TAR files and folders copied in the clipboard also works: use Ctrl+V.

Can I convert a TAR file to TGZ, if its size is 1 GB?

Yes, with MConverter Premium you can convert big TARs, up to 1 gigabyte each.
The free version lets you convert files up to 200 MB. If you need to convert TAR files over 200 megabytes, try MConverter Premium.

Is converting TARs to TGZ safe with MConverter?

Yes, we encrypt your connection using industry standards. Plus, your TAR files are only accessible by you. 24 hours after the conversion completes, they are automatically deleted from MConverter’s servers. You can also delete your TARs and other converted files immediately after finishing the conversion by clicking the bin icon.
Join others who have trusted us to convert over 2,829,730 files so far.

How long does it take to convert TAR to TGZ?

For most archive files, the wait is often less than a minute. However, MConverter also supports converting larger archive files, meaning that it could take a while (up to over an hour, for example).

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