Files with bzip2 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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BZIP2 file extension - BZIP compressed archive

What is bzip2 file? How to open bzip2 files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The bzip2 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.

MIME type for bzip2 archives:


The default software associated to open bzip2 file:

Julian Seward logobzip2  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Julian Seward

bzip2 is free Terminal data compressor for Linux/Unix based operating systems.

Help how to open:

You can decompress these files using any file archiver with support of BZIP compression format.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

Find conversions from bzip2 file:

bzip2 to 008

bzip2 to 7-z

bzip2 to 7-zip

bzip2 to 7z

List of software applications associated to the .bzip2 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 bzip2 file, edit bzip2 file, convert bzip2 file, view bzip2 file, play bzip2 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 bzip2 files.

Software that open bzip2 file - BZIP compressed archive

Programs supporting the exension bzip2 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open bzip2 file action.

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