The File Extensions Database

.BZIP File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files

What is an .BZIP file?

.BZIP is Bzip Compressed Archive

File archive compressed with Bzip, a file compression tool included with some Unix systems; combines Run-Length Encoding (RLE) with the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm; slower than .GZIP compression, but compresses files more.

NOTE: Bzip has been replaced by the newer Bzip2 compression algorithm. Bzip2 files typically have a .BZ2 or .BZIP2 file extension.

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

How to solve problems with BZIP files

  • Associate the BZIP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BZIP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BZIP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BZIP 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 .BZIP is Bzip Compressed Archive. Because only the current version supports the latest BZIP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .BZIP is Bzip Compressed Archive update.
  • To make sure that your BZIP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.