ARCHIVED: In Windows, how do I decompress a .gz file?

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In Windows, you need file decompression software to decompress a file ending with the .gz extension. UITS has tested and recommends 7-zip, available free from IUware for Indiana University students, faculty, and staff. UITS does not attest to the suitability, compatibility, stability, or usability of other programs.

Microsoft recommends some compression utilities that will work with .gz files at Windows File Association; some are commercial programs and require purchase. Other utilities available include StuffIt, PowerArchiver, and WinRAR.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 10:50:03.