Files with bzip file extension are compressed archives most likely found on Unix/Linux platform. Can be extracted with any BZIP compatible file archiver.

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Software that open bzip file

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BZIP file extension - BZIP compressed archive

What is bzip file? How to open bzip files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The bzip file extension is sometimes 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.

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Updated: April 6, 2024

The default software associated to open bzip file:

WinRAR icon

win.rar GmbH logoWinRAR  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
win.rar GmbH

A file compression and archive utility. Along with WinZip and 7-Zip is one of the most common compression programs for Windows. Its native format is as the name implies RAR and uses rar file extension.

WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.

WinRAR is also able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs. WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.bzip files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be exported to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .bzip 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 bzip file, edit bzip file, convert bzip file, view bzip file, play bzip 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 bzip files.

Software that open bzip file - BZIP compressed archive

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with bzip file by default:
WinRAR small icon WinRAR
Other suggested software:
WinZip small icon WinZip
Stuffit small icon Stuffit

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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