Avosound Info

What is a Multi-Tar?

Very large files have to be split into multiple units in order to be downloadable. 'Tar' is a data compression format that packs files into parcels of varying size and also unpacks them again later.

How do I recognise Multi-Tar files?

Multi-Tar file names end with sequential numbers. For example, the following archive files feature seven individual data parcels:

  • Archiv.tar.001
  • Archiv.tar.002
  • Archiv.tar.003
  • Archiv.tar.004
  • Archiv.tar.005
  • Archiv.tar.006
  • Archiv.tar.007

The Avosound order confirmation will inform you if the product is a Multi-Tar download.

Unpacking Multi-Tar files on your MAC

Unpack multi tar files on mac os with Keka

We use the following freeware to unpack Multi-Tar files: Keka.

  1. Download, install and start Keka
  2. Download all Tar-Packages
    Unpacking your multi-tar will not work until all tar packages have been downloaded. So download all Tar packages and put them in the same folder.
  3. Choose Keka option 'TAR'
  4. Select the FIRST file (‘Compressed File.tar.001’) and drag it into the Keka window
  5. As soon as files have been dragged to Keka, Keka will ask if these files should be packed or unpacked -> Please move the file to 'Unpack'
  6. Keka will now unpack the Multi-Tar.
  7. You can delete the downloaded Multi-Tars as soon as Keka is finished unpacking them.

1. Download, install and start Keka

Download Keka for MacOS here. Keka is a freeware tool and you can find more information at the Keka-Page.

2. Choose Keka option 'TAR'

Keka Window

3. Download ALL .tar Packages

Unpacking .tar files will not work until all packs have been downloaded. Please download all .tar files from your download first, otherwise the untar will fail.

4. Select the FIRST file Compressed File.tar.001 and drag it into the Keka window

4. Select the FIRST file Compressed File.tar.001 and drag it into the Keka window

As soon as files have been dragged to Keka, Keka will ask if these files should be packed or unpacked -> Please move the file to ‘Unpack’

5. Keka will now unpack the Multi-Tar.

6. You can delete the downloaded Multi-Tars as soon as Keka is finished unpacking them.

Unpacking Multi-Tar files on Windows

Unpacking multi-tar files on windows with 7-zip

For Windows we use the following freeware to unpack Multi-Tar files: 7-zip.