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Windows operating systems are particularly common on personal computers and servers.

For Linux users there is tar under Windows 10

How to use C:\> tar -xf on Windows

TAR is still the most popular tool for archiving data on Linux. The TAR (Tape ARchiver), which is still very popular and widespread today, as a very common command for Linux users to back up data and directories, it compresses on request also with the help of gzip or bzip2. The name was originally formed from tape archiver, as used to back up data to tape drives.

Linux users will be happy about the possibility to use tar now also under Windows, because Microsoft donates TAR for Windows 10, OnBoard from build 17063.

How to use tar for Linux on Windows 10 and Windows 11

Interesting and unexpected is also that tar of Windows 10 also extracts ZIP files. Which formats for compression will continue to be supported is not yet known at this time. There are also a large number of tools that also support tar, which also have a graphical interface, such as the free 7-Zip.

The tar help is displayed with call the option help.

C:\> tar -help
  List:    tar -tf <archive-filename>
  Extract: tar -xf <archive-filename>
  Create:  tar -cf <archive-filename> [filenames...]
  Help:    tar --help

Windows 11 Start Menu back to classic Windows 7

Windows 11 comes with new features and a fresh look, and with a redesigned Start menu. If you don’t want to get used the new design, you can go back to the classic Start menu look like in Windows 7

How to Restore Windows 7 Start Menu

Hit the Windows-Logo key, or click on Start and type in cmd they will open command prompt, here you paste the following command and hit enter.

winget install startallback

At the first run, the confirmation of the license terms is asked, which you accept by pressing the Y button.

If you want to go back to the Windows 11 Start menu, simply hit uninstall the tool.

winget uninstall startallback