Make the tar file. Run “tar” or “tar.sh” to create a .tar.tar file. Run it at the command line to compress the “tar” file. The tar program can also save the archive to a file for the system's use. Run “CD” to change directories. This is a similar process to “CD /” in Windows. How to create a tar go archive In macOS: Mac OS X has a built-in method to create a tar file file. When this is done, follow the same steps. In Linux: Create a tar go file using the below steps. Linux has an even simpler method that does not require sudo: Simply create a tar folder in the root, then run 'tar' to create a tar file. When you create the file, use the '-' to create a comment. Step 1: Open up a terminal Go to the folder with the tar file Open a terminal Navigate to your folder with the tar file CD (or CD ~) Navigate to the folder where the tar file is located. For example: To go to the folder where the file is located. Step 2: Compress the files The instructions below will show you how to compress the files in your tar file. Once they have been compressed, you can run 'tar' to create the .tar file which can then be copied to the external storage. Step 3: Create a tar file for compressing files for the external storage Using Open Terminal, navigate to the folder and file(s) that you have just converted. From within the terminal, run the following command to create a tar file for the internal storage. This is a simplified version of what is probably written on the screen. Tar CZF archive_folder_name.tar.go compressed_file.tar Step 1: Run the below command: tar CZF compressed_file.tar Step 2: Open the compressed file in a terminal Navigate the compressed file with your mouse to make note of where it is in the directory. Once you click on it, you should be taken to what is in the extracted folder and tar file. Open the newly created folder and the compressed file (the contents of the tar file) With a '.' symbol (.), I clicked the “Open in a text editor” icon on the top left of the Terminal window.