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What is the best program to uncompress .tar.gz files on Windows Server 2008?


Sorry - 'Best' is very subjective.

In my situation speed and the ability to both unzip and untar in one step are important.

From what I've read (on the 7-zip front page!?)- 7-zip has the best outcome when it comes to compression.


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I use WinRar, it does the tarballing and gz'ing in one step.

Looks like WinRar is just as good an option - unfortunately you came in second! Let the voting decide 'the best'... – Dan Aug 12 '09 at 0:26
Haha, well it's not a competition – Mark Henderson Aug 12 '09 at 0:32
WinRAR is a far superior product to 7-Zip (for features) – Izzy Aug 12 '09 at 0:43
Izzy, only for the RAR format. Besides, 7-Zip is free. – John Gardeniers Aug 12 '09 at 0:52
Mind you, the only person I know who's admitted to buying a WinRAR license is Jeff Attwood – Mark Henderson Aug 12 '09 at 1:05

I don't know if this one is "the best", but you can try 7-Zip

7-Zip does not extract tar.gz in one step.… – opticyclic Feb 19 '14 at 22:16

YOu can use Gnu Tar and GZip for Windows.

+1: using command line is rarely a bad idea – Maxwell Aug 12 '09 at 12:17

"Best" is very subjective. One I use quite a lot is Tugzip, which like 7-Zip is free.

You're right - I've edited the question. – Dan Aug 12 '09 at 1:16
I forgot to mention WinZip, which also does a very nice job of it. – John Gardeniers Aug 12 '09 at 2:42

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