Having problems opening a BZIP2 file?

We have programs that open, view or play your BZIP2 files.

Opening BZIP2 files

Did your computer fail to open a BZIP2 file? We explain what BZIP2 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your BZIP2 files.

What is a BZIP2 file?

Every day thousands of users submit information to us about which programs they use to open specific types of files.

While we do not yet have a description of the BZIP2 file format and what it is normally used for, we do know which programs are known to open these files. See the list of programs recommended by our users below.

We are constantly working on adding more file type descriptions to the site - the current count exceeds thousand by far, and more information about BZIP2 files will hopefully be added soon.

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About File Extension BZIP2

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the BZIP2 file format or software that uses files with the BZIP2 suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.