The File Extensions Database

.BZ File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BZ file?

.BZ is Bzip Compressed File

File archive compressed with Bzip compression; often created on Unix systems with the standard bzip utility; incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE), which compresses better than Gzip (.GZIP files), although it does not compress as quickly.

Bzip archives can be extracted with a variety of decompression utilities, including Bunzip and bzip2, which are included with most Linux installations.

Programs that open Bzip Compressed File
Corel WinZip 23
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
The Unarchiver

How to solve problems with BZ files

  • Associate the BZ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BZ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BZ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BZ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BZ is Bzip Compressed File. Because only the current version supports the latest BZ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .BZ is Bzip Compressed File update.
  • To make sure that your BZ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.