The File Extensions Database

.BZIP2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Bzip
  • Category: Compressed Files

What is an .BZIP2 file?

.BZIP2 is Bzip2 Compressed Archive

Compressed archive containing one or more files that have been compressed using the bzip2 compression algorithm; typically reduced to 10-15% of the original file size; bzip2 is a standard file compression program included with many Unix/Linux distributions.

Most Bzip2 files use the .BZ2 file extension.

Programs that open Bzip2 Compressed Archive
File Viewer Plus
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
The Unarchiver
File Viewer for Android

How to solve problems with BZIP2 files

  • Associate the BZIP2 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BZIP2 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BZIP2 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BZIP2 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 .BZIP2 is Bzip2 Compressed Archive. Because only the current version supports the latest BZIP2 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Bzip manufacturer website after an available .BZIP2 is Bzip2 Compressed Archive update.
  • To make sure that your BZIP2 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.