BZIP2 File

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

What is a BZIP2 file?

The BZIP2 file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the BZIP2 file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the BZIP2 file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about BZIP2 files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Various BZIP2 file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of BZIP2 files. Remember, different programs may use BZIP2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

BitZipperBitZipperUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
FreeArcFreeArcUser submitted
Hamster Lite ArchiverHamster Lite ArchiverUser submitted
B1 Free ArchiverB1 Free ArchiverUser submitted
WoopieZIPWoopieZIPUser submitted
UnzipLiteUnzipLiteUser submitted
Hamster Free ArchiverHamster Free ArchiverUser submitted
Hamster Free ZIP ArchiverHamster Free ZIP ArchiverUser submitted
WinArchiverWinArchiverUser submitted
XZipXZipUser submitted
360360User submitted
Win7zWin7zUser submitted
ExtractNowExtractNowUser submitted
EveryZone ZipEveryZone ZipUser submitted
HanZipHanZipUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
WinArcWinArcUser submitted
CoffeeZipCoffeeZipUser submitted
BitserBitserUser submitted
ZipZag ArchiverZipZag ArchiverUser submitted
Total ZipTotal ZipUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!