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.USTAR File Extension

File TypeUniform Standard Tape Archive Format File

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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a USTAR file?

Archive file created using USTAR formatting, which defines a small extension to the .TAR format; stores a collection of files in an uncompressed format; extends the TAR specification with a longer header definition, support for longer archived filenames, and support for more information about each file in the archive.

More Information

USTAR archives are supported by many modern applications that also open TAR files.

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Programs that open USTAR files
Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 21
Mac
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Updated 8/31/2010

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