If Dev Desktop fails to extract a tarred Drupal site or distribution, you will see an error during the "Extracting Drupal Archive" process:
Failed to untar /path/to/file.tar.gz
- Ensure you are using the latest copy of Dev Desktop.
- Download and uncompress the tarred file onto you local machine.
- Use the function to "Start with an existing Drupal site located on my computer", selecting the folder with the uncompressed files.
If you continue to encounter issues, check the permissions assigned to the file.