>> BZ2 file

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.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bz2 - BZip2 Compressed Data

The BZ2 archive files are related to BZip2. The BZ2 file is a BZip2 Compressed Data. BZip2 is a free and open-source file compression program that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm.

Archive files
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bzip2, bzp2
BZip2 Compressed Data related extensions:
BZIP Over ZIP Compressed Archive

.bz2 - ZPoC User List

The BZ2 data files are related to ZPoC. The BZ2 file is a ZPoC User List. ZPoC is a christian music only file sharing client with chat. The ZPoC seems to be no longer supported.

Data files
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ZPoC User List related extensions:
Go Game Data
Iconics TrendWorX32 File
TI Voyage 200 String Data
STAR-CD v3 Transient Results Data
OpenSSH Key Revocation Lists Data
TI-83/84 Plus Certificate Data

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:


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:

b2, ba2, bs2, bz, bzw, bzz, fz2, gz2, z2

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

VTrain Data File
BZip Compressed Data
OpenEdge ABL Before Image
BZFlag World
Bethesda Softworks Archive
Z-machine Z-code File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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