BZIP file format description
Many people share .bzip files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bzip file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bzip files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.bz - BZip Compressed Data
BZ file is a BZip Compressed Data. BZ files are files that have been compressed with UNIX BZip tool.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .bzip file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bzip files. Be especially cautious with .bzip files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .bzip 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .bzip file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
bip, fzip, bzi, zip, bzp
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image
- Gzip Compressed File
- TSG Spectral Data
- DBAN Kernel Image
- ProSystem fx Engagement Binder Backup Package
- Foxit Reader Add-on
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