BH File Type

- The quick facts

What are BH files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BH file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BH file?

A .BH file is a BlackHole Compressed Archive file.

Files with file extension .bh are compressed archive files in BlakHole format. An archive file is a collection of files bundled into a single file for easy distribution. That is is compressed means it has been reduced in size by applying a specific compression algorithm on the file data. To restore the original files, you will need "decompressor" software to reverse the process.

This specific archive format was invented by Carl Bunton and is similar in features to the ZIP file format.

How to open BH files

We have identified 2 BH openers that are compatible with this specific type of BH file.

Programs that open BlackHole Compressed Archive files


Last updated: January 12, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension BH

While we know of one file format using the .BH file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BH file.