Files with tbz2 file extension are compressed archives that combine both BZIP and TAR compression. Typically found on Linux/Unix systems.

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TBZ2 file extension - BZIP/TAR compressed archive

What is tbz2 file? How to open tbz2 files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The tbz 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.

This tbz2 file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open tbz2 file:

ALZip icon

ESTsoft Corp. logoALZip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
ESTsoft Corp.

ALZip is compression utility that supports about 40 archive file formats. ALzip can open ALZ, ACE, EGG, RAR, ZIP etc.. Also can open disk images, such as ISO and BIN, LCD. ALZip is able to recovery passwords in protected ZIP archives.

Help how to open:

Use any file archivers with BZIP and TAR support.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .tbz2 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 tbz2 file, edit tbz2 file, convert tbz2 file, view tbz2 file, play tbz2 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 tbz2 files.

Software that open tbz2 file - BZIP/TAR compressed archive

Programs supporting the exension tbz2 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open tbz2 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with tbz2 file by default:
ALZip small icon ALZip
Other suggested software:
PeaZip small icon PeaZip
ZipZag small icon ZipZag

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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