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Details of extension .bz

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .bz file?
  • Which program can create the .bz file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .bz format?
  • What can convert .bz files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .bz extension?
BZip Compressed Data .bz file icon

BZip Compressed Data

BZ file is a BZip Compressed Data. BZ files are files that have been compressed with UNIX BZip tool.
Detailed description not available
Category: Archive files
Application: BZip
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive
ARJ Compressed Archive
Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File
LH ARC Archive
StuffIt Expander Archive
Tape Archive
Gzipped Tape Archive
Compressed File
ZIP Archive

Other types of files may also use the .bz file extension. If you have helpful information about .bz extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
NanoZip Compressed Archive
Embrilliance Essentials BX Font
Fritzing Sketch File
Gzip Compressed File
Scifer External Header Archive
Chinese Hanzi Text File
VZ200 Snapshot
BSC Intermediate Object

The .bz filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bs (10), nz (9), fz (8), bx (8), gz (7), ba (5), hz (4), vz (3)

Can't open a .bz file?

If you want to open a .bz file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .bz association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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