File Extension Library

.TAR.BZ2 File Extension

  • Developer by: The GNU Project
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .TAR.BZ2 files and how to open them?

Can't open .TAR.BZ2 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .TAR.BZ2 file.

What is a .TAR.BZ2 file extension?

.TAR.BZ2 file extension is created by The GNU Project. .TAR.BZ2 has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .TAR.BZ2 file is Binary.

.TAR.BZ2 is Compressed Tarball File

TAR archive compressed with the BZ2 compression algorithm; contains one or more compressed files; commonly used for Linux software package distributions.

The BZ2 compression algorithm incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE) for high levels of compression. .TAR files are compressed using this algorithm much like .TAR.GZ files.

List of all softwares that can open the Compressed Tarball File
File Viewer Plus
WinRAR 5
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16

How to fix problems with .TAR.BZ2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .TAR.BZ2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .TAR.BZ2 file format
  2. You need to check the .TAR.BZ2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)