Home : File Types : BZ2 File

.BZ2 File Extension

FREE DOWNLOAD Open .BZ2 files for FREE with File Viewer Plus.

File TypeBzip2 Compressed File

DeveloperJulian Seward
Popularity
3.5 (12 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryCompressed Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Compressed archive created by bzip2, a file compression program often found on Unix-based systems; incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE) for high levels of compression; often used for Linux software package distributions.

More Information

The bzip2 software is available in a source code format on the bzip2 website and can be compiled on Windows systems.

Programs that open BZ2 files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Corel WinZip 20
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
PeaZip
7-Zip
Mac
Apple Archive Utility
Corel WinZip Mac 4
Incredible Bee Archiver
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
The Unarchiver
bzip2
Linux
bzip2
Android
File Viewer for Android
RARLAB RAR
Updated 1/29/2016