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Convert TAR to ZIP

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tar to zip

How to convert tar to zip?

How to convert zip to tar?
Step 1

Upload tar-file

Select tar file, which you want to convert, from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.
Step 2

Convert tar to zip

Select zip or any other format, which you want to convert.
Step 3

Download your zip-file

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Consolidated Unix File Archive

File extension .tar
File category archives
Description The TAR file was specifically created in the UNIX sphere to sustain tape backup procedures. The file has been subsequently used to collect multiple files into a single file for distribution or storage and file archiving. TAR can also be said to be an application that can be used to treat TAR files.
Technical details TAR file means the collection of files into one, and this compression is usually not by default. Applications like gzip can be used to compress the entire TAR file. Therefore, the file extension is changed from .tar to .tar.gz if the compression is applied. However, the suffix would be based on the type of compression used. TAR files contain approximately 512 bytes and a file header.
Programs
Apple Archive Utility
GNU Tar
StuffIt
WinZip
Developer The GNU Project
MIME type
application/tar
application/x-tar
applicaton/x-gtar
multipart/x-tar
application/x-compress
application/x-compressed

ZIP compression

File extension .zip
File category archives
Description Among compressed and archived files, ZIP files are the most common. It is supported by both Windows and Mac operating systems. Files can be compressed using multiple methods using the ZIP format. However, files can be archived with the need to be compressed. Although some may say that ZIP files have become antiquated, it looks as though it is here to stay.
Technical details The ZIP program compresses each file in a folder individually. This fact makes the process more efficient rather than compressing all files together. This, however, limits the extent to which the entire archive can be compressed. The most widely used method, among others, is the DEFLATE method. The user may even choose the way of compression that best suits him. A unique icon differentiates ZIP files from other types of files.
Programs
StuffIt
WinRAR
Winzip
Developer PKWARE
MIME type
application/zip
application/x-zip
application/x-zip-compressed
application/octet-stream
application/x-compress
application/x-compressed
multipart/x-zip

FAQ

❓ How can I convert tar to zip?
Firstly, select a tar file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select zip or any other format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert tar to zip?
Archive conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert tar to zip very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert tar to zip on OnlineConvertFree?
Sure! We delete your uploaded and converted files, so nobody has access to your information. All types of conversion on OnlineConvertFree (including tar to zip) is 100% safe.
📱 Can I convert tar to zip without software installation?
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