.BZ2 File Extension
File TypeBzip2 Compressed File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
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.
The bzip2 software is available in a source code format on the bzip2 website and can be compiled on Windows systems.