BZIP2 File Type

- The quick facts

What are BZIP2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BZIP2 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 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!

How to open BZIP2 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BZIP2 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BZIP2 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 19 different BZIP2 openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

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Hamster Free ArchiverHamster Free ArchiverUser submitted
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Win7zWin7zUser submitted
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EveryZone ZipEveryZone ZipUser submitted
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ZipZag ArchiverZipZag ArchiverUser submitted
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