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BZ2 file format description

Many people share .bz2 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bz2 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bz2 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bz2 - BZip2 Compressed Data

The BZ2 archive files are related to BZip2. BZ2 files are files that have been compressed with UNIX BZip2 tool.

Application:
BZip2
Category:
Archive files
Mime-type:
application/x-bzip2
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
bzip2
BZip2 Compressed Data related extensions:
.boz
BZIP Over ZIP Compressed Archive

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bz2 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bz2 files. Be especially cautious with .bz2 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bz2 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this 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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bz2 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

b2z, gz2, bzz, bz, ba2, fz2, bzw, bs2

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.ba2
Bethesda Softworks Archive
.b2
VTrain Data File
.bs2
BASIC Stamp 2 Code
.z2
Z-machine Z-code File
.bz
BZip Compressed Data
.bzw
BZFlag World

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