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BZ2 file: How can I open a .BZ2 file?

The table below provides useful information about the .bz2 file extension. It answers questions such as:

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✅ BZip2 Compressed Data

BZip2 Compressed Data .bz2 file icon
The BZ2 file is a BZip2 Compressed Data. BZip2 is a free and open-source file compression program that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm.
Category: Archive files
Application: BZip2
Mime-type: application/x-bzip2
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BZ2 aliases:
bzip2, bzp2
BZ2 related links:
BZ2 related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

LHarc Compressed Archive

StuffIt Expander Archive

Tape Archive

✅ ZPoC User List

ZPoC User List .bz2 file icon
The BZ2 file is a ZPoC User List. ZPoC is a christian music only file sharing client with chat.
The BZ2 format description is not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: ZPoC
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BZ2 aliases:
BZ2 related links:
BZ2 related extensions:

⚠ Be careful with .bz2 files.

It's important to know that the .bz2 file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .bz2 files. Be cautious when dealing with .bz2 files from unknown sources.

🚫 The .bz2 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

b2, ba2, bs2, bz, bzw, bzz, fz2, gz2, z2

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Bethesda Softworks Archive

Unknown GZ2 File

BASIC Stamp 2 Code

BZip Compressed Data

BZFlag World

BuzzBundle Settings Data

🔴 Can't open a .bz2 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:

Select an app to open this .bz2 file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .bz2 file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .bz2 file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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