TBZ2 File Type

- The quick facts

What are TBZ2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TBZ2 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 TBZ2 file?

A .TBZ2 file is a BZIP2 compressed TAR file.

Files with the TBZ2 file extension are TAR files that have been compressed with the bzip2 utility.

Since BZIP2 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 TBZ2 files

We have identified 5 TBZ2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of TBZ2 file.

Programs that open BZIP2 compressed TAR files

Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderVerified

Last updated: March 17, 2022

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