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
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.
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .bzip2 file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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