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Details of extension .bz2

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .bz2 file?
  • Which program can create the .bz2 file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .bz2 format?
  • What can convert .bz2 files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .bz2 extension?
BZip2 Compressed Data .bz2 file icon

BZip2 Compressed Data

BZ2 files are files that have been compressed with UNIX BZip2 tool.
Category: Archive files
Application: BZip2
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-bzip2
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive
ARJ Compressed Archive
Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File
LHarc Compressed Archive
StuffIt Expander Archive
Tape Archive
Unix Gzipped TAR Archive
Compressed File
ZIP Archive

Other types of files may also use the .bz2 file extension. If you have helpful information about .bz2 extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Bethesda Softworks Archive
VTrain Data File
BASIC Stamp 2 Code
Z-machine Z-code File
BZip Compressed Data
BZFlag World
JB BAHN Zoom2 Graphics
Unknown GZ2 File

The .bz2 filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

b2z (1), gz2 (1), bzz (1), bz (1), ba2 (1), fz2 (1), bzw (1), bs2 (1)

Can't open a .bz2 file?

If you want to open a .bz2 file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .bz2 association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.bz2

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 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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