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BZ file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .bz file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .bz file?
  • What program do I need to open a .bz file?
  • How can the .bz file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .bz files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ BZip Compressed Data

BZ file is a BZip Compressed Data. BZ files are files that have been compressed with UNIX BZip tool.
BZ format description not yet available
Category: Archive files
Application: BZip
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BZ aliases:
BZ related links:
BZ related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

LHarc Compressed Archive

StuffIt Expander Archive

Tape Archive

Unix Gzipped TAR Archive

Compressed File

ZIP Archive

Zoo Compressed Archive

Other types of files may also use the .bz file extension.

🚫 The .bz file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ba, bs, bx, fz, gz, hz, nz, vz, zb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
Infinity Engine Script
Fritzing Sketch File
Gzip Compressed File
VZ200 Snapshot
Scifer External Header Archive
Chinese Hanzi Text File
NanoZip Compressed Archive
Embrilliance Essentials BX Font
ZipBackup Backup Job

🔴 Can't open a .bz file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .bz file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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