• Step 1: Start converting a TAR file into the ZIP format by submitting it to the uploader at the right.
  • Step 2: Once the conversion to ZIP is completed, a download button will show up
  • Step 3: Download the ZIP archieve with the contents of your original TAR file for free!



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Our tool allows you to convert any compressed TAR file into a ZIP archive simply by submitting it. The conversion is instant and ZIP files can be opend easily by a wide range of applications.

The TAR file format

TAR is a fairly old file format and the name "TAR" stands for Tape Archive files. It goes back to the times when files, were stored on tape drives for backup and storage purposes. The TAR format is a container format and when such a container is created files are processed by a compression algorithm to make the archive's size smaller. The TAR format itself does not offer an intrinsic compression algorithm.

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ZIP versus TAR

Both TAR and ZIP are container formats. The principal difference between the two is that for ZIP archives, compression is built-in. It happens independently for every file in the archive at the time of the creation of the file. On the other hand for tar, compression is an extra step that is applied to the entire archive and not to particular files.

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