.TXZ File Extension

Tar XZ Compressed File

General Information

Title TXZ File Extension
Extension .txz
Full Form Tar XZ Compressed File
File Type Compressed Archive
Developer The XZ Utils developers
MIME Type application/x-xz-compressed-tar

File Function

Primary Function Data compression, archiving
Additional Functions Reduce file size, combine files
Features High compression ratio, lossless

File Characteristics

Quality High compression
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable After extraction

Use Cases

Software Distribution Yes
Backup Storage Yes
File Transfer Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malware hiding
Best Practices Scan before extract, trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2009
Latest Version Incorporates XZ Utils

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .tar, .xz, .gz, .bz2

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
XZ Utils Free Unix, Linux, Windows, macOS
7-Zip Free Windows, Linux with p7zip
WinRAR Free trial Windows, macOS, Linux