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How to convert TAR to ZIP?
You can convert TAR to ZIP with MConverter in three easy steps:
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 ZIP is also supported: simply paste or drag and drop it.
Click or tap on ZIP from the list of target formats
Alternatively, you can use the search field to quickly find the format you need, whether it's ZIP or something else.
Download your ZIP files, after MConverter has finished processing them
There's an option to automatically download the converted ZIP files, so you don't have to press the download icon for each ZIP. You may see a share icon as well. Use it to directly share the ZIPs with other apps.
About the formats
Archive/Compression file formats
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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.
Archive/Compression file formats
ZIP is one of the most popular archive formats. It allows storing multiple files and folders inside a single file. Compression is applied to make the file smaller. As is the case with other archive formats, ZIP files are particularly useful for transferring whole folders over the web.
Common questions about converting TAR to ZIP
Can I convert TAR to ZIP in bulk?
Yes, MConverter supports batch converting of multiple TARs to ZIPs simultaneously. You can even drag and drop folders containing TARs to convert to ZIP. Pasting TAR files and folders copied in the clipboard also works: use Ctrl+V.
Can I convert a TAR file to ZIP, 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 ZIP 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 2,821,047 files so far.
How long does it take to convert TAR to ZIP?
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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