Totally frustrated. TAR files won't open

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sacredjourney, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. sacredjourney macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2011
    Hello All,
    I have recently purchased some photos we had taken at a resort in Mexico. The pictures came across as a TAR file and when I click on them to open them up it just makes a duplicate file. I only purchased 6 photos and now I have over 18 TAR files. They are multiplying like rabbits and no photos in sight. HELP!!!!:confused:
  2. willieva macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2010
    Open up a terminal, change directories to where the tar file is, and type:
    tar xf tarfilename

    If the tar file name has a z in the end, like .tgz or .gz, then use:
    tar xzf tarfilename
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    download the free trial and use it

    it has opened all of my files so far.

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