TBZ2 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a TBZ2 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .TBZ2 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension TBZ2 for different purposes. We have identified 4 TBZ2 openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of TBZ2 file.

Programs that open these files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
WinZipWinZipVerified
WinRARWinRARVerified
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!
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!

Suggest another file format using extension TBZ2

While we know of one file format using the .TBZ2 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 .TBZ2 file.