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After running:

tar -xvf directory.tar

I don't get any error but I can't see the output.

Does anyone can help me?

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Have you looked for it? Use the file browser or run ls. – Wutaz Sep 25 '13 at 16:55
locate directory and no results – kmxillo Sep 25 '13 at 16:56
v should force tar to print all files processed. Check to make sure there is something in the tarball with tar -tf directory.tar – SlightlyCuban Sep 25 '13 at 17:33

The tar file was corrupt.

OP answered itself.

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look for hidden files through ls -a

I looked up some material on repairing tar and came across this

Basically I think you need to open tar file in a hex editor and experiment with which sections are good.

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