Files with bz file extension can be sometimes found as renamed BZIP archives on Unix systems. Same format, just different extension.

Detailed description

Software that open bz file

Add comment

BZ file extension - BZIP compressed file archive

What is bz file? How to open bz files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The bz file extension is sometimes used for BZIP compressed file archives. 

Occasionally used for archiving data on Unix systems and for exchanging files on the internet. Binary format. Compresses data using a combination of the Burrows-Wheeler transform and Huffman entropy coding. Stores a single file. Typically used in combination with TAR. Developed and maintained by Julian Seward.

MIME types:

Help how to open:

Use any file archiver with BZIP support.

How to convert:

Probably can be converted to other formats.

Find converter to bz file type:

rar to bz

List of software applications associated to the .bz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bz file, edit bz file, convert bz file, view bz file, play bz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting bz files.

Software that open bz file - BZIP compressed file archive

Programs supporting the exension bz on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open bz file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Previous file extension
BVX file extension > Archive and compressed file types

Next file extension
file extension BZ2


Enter any file extension without dot (e.g. pdf)
Search for file extension details and associated application(s)

RSS feed