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BZIP2 file format description

Many people share .bzip2 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bzip2 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bzip2 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bz2 - BZip2 Compressed Data

BZ2 files are files that have been compressed with UNIX BZip2 tool.

.bz2 file format description:
BZ2 format
Archive files
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BZip2 Compressed Data related links:
BZip2 Compressed Data related extensions:
BZip2 Compressed Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bzip2 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bzip2 files. Be especially cautious with .bzip2 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bzip2 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.

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

BZip Compressed Data

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