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BZ2 File Extension

BZ2 file extension is created by Julian Seward, also known as Bzip2 Compressed File. BZ2 has been classified as Compressed Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open BZ2 files in bzip2 program.

Bzip2 Compressed File Type

Bzip2 Compressed File Type
Extension .bz2
Developer Julian Seward
Popularity 5.0 (70 Votes)
Mime Type application/x-bzip2
Default Program bzip2
Category Compressed Files
Format Binary
Updated 5/1/2024

What is a BZ2 File Type?

The bzip2 software is available as source code on the bzip2 website and can be compiled on Windows systems.

Free online BZ2 Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .BZ2 (Bzip2 Compressed File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to BZ2, merge, split and compare the BZ2 files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

BZ2 Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Bzip2 Compressed File .BZ2 File Extensions while opening the .BZ2 files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open BZ2 Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Bzip2 Compressed File on your system such as bzip2.
  2. Associate default Bzip2 bzip2 program for *.bz2 (Bzip2 Compressed File) files.

    Associate BZ2 Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.BZ2 (e.g example.bz2) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Bzip2 bzip2 program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .bz2 files.

    Associate BZ2 Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.BZ2 (e.g example.bz2) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Bzip2 bzip2 program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .bzip2 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related BZ2 File Extensions

BZ2 default file extension is .BZ2 and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for BZ2 File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the BZ2 files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open BZ2 File on Windows

Software License Developer
ESTsoft ALZip image. ESTsoft ALZip 8 for Windows Freeware ESTsoft
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip image. Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 16 for Windows Open Source 7-Zip
IZArc image. IZArc 000 for Windows Free IZArc
PeaZip image. PeaZip 5 for Windows Open Source PeaZip
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows Commercial Smith Micro
WinMount International WinMount image. WinMount International WinMount 3 for Windows Commercial WinMount International
RARLAB WinRAR image. RARLAB WinRAR 5 for Windows Shareware RARLAB
Corel WinZip image. Corel WinZip 25 STANDARD for Windows Commercial Corel

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BZ2 File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Apple Archive Utility image. Apple Archive Utility 10 for MacOs Bundled Apple
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs Commercial Smith Micro
Dag Agren The Unarchiver image. Dag Agren The Unarchiver 4 for MacOs Freeware Dag Agren
Corel WinZip Mac image. Corel WinZip Mac 8 for MacOs Commercial Corel

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BZ2 file on Linux

Software License Developer
bzip2 image. bzip2 000 for Linux Free bzip2
PeaZip image. PeaZip 5 for Linux Open Source PeaZip

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BZ2 file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BZ2 file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BZ2 file on Android

Software License Developer
RARLAB RAR for Android image. RARLAB RAR for Android 5 for Android Freeware RARLAB

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

BZ2 file extension icon image.About BZ2 - Bzip2 Compressed File

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Updated 5/1/2024

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