TBZ File - opening and understanding

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

What is a TBZ file?

A .TBZ file is a BZIP compressed TAR archive file. Files with the TBZ file extension are TAR files that have been compressed with the bzip utility.

Since BZIP only compresses a single file to reduce its size, TAR is used first to archive multiple files into a single file. In that way, many files can be bundled together and compressed to reduce their size.

How to open TBZ files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension TBZ for different purposes. We have identified 3 TBZ openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of TBZ file.

Programs that open these files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
WinZipWinZipVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
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!
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Suggest another file format using extension TBZ

While we know of one file format using the .TBZ 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 .TBZ file.