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BZ2 file extension

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What is BZ2 and how you can convert BZ2 file?

Our Free online archive converter allow you to convert your archive BZ2 ( BZip2 Compressed Archive ) format. Upload your BZ2 file and then select the format type you want to convert to, after the conversion is completed you can download the converted archive file instantly or by email.


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BZ2 file 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.The bzip2 software is available in a source code format on the bzip2 website and can be compiled on Windows systems.

Technical details for BZ2 file

A BZ2 file format is a compression format used in archiving zip tool Bzip2. Created by Julian Seward, the tool is must like the Bzip compression tool built-in with Unix systems and used to transport files via the internet. In addition, the BZ2 file extensions incorporates Burrows-Wheeler algorithm with RLE (Run Length Coding). Compression type files are extremely popular because of their ability save space as they can squeeze large pieces of information into a small file for transport. When the file is delivered or downloaded an extraction tool or decompression tool, (the same program) is used to restore the file and its content to its original size. The BZ2 file extension is often combined with TAR files. The Bzip2 tool is available over the internet free and compared to the paid zip software is much faster.Our developers have not yet tested any applications to open this particular type of file. We recommend that you try one of the applications listed below to open your file. We are always testing more applications, so please check back.

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Programs that open BZ2 files

Corel WinZipCorel WinZip
Smith Micro StuffIt DeluxeSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe

Apple Archive UtilityApple Archive Utility
Corel WinZipCorel WinZip
Incredible Bee ArchiverIncredible Bee Archiver
Smith Micro StuffIt DeluxeSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe
The UnarchiverThe Unarchiver
File Viewer for AndroidFile Viewer for Android
Developed by:

Julian Seward

MIME type:

application/bzip2, application/octet-stream, application/x-bz2, application/x-bzip, application/x-compressed, application/x-stuffit

FileZigZag can convert BZ2 files to the following formats:

bz2 to 7z (7-Zip Archive)
bz2 to bzip2 (Bzip2 Compressed Archive)
bz2 to gz (BZ2IP compressed archive file )
bz2 to gzip (BZ2IP compressed archive file )
bz2 to tar (Tape Archive)
bz2 to tbz (Bzip Compressed Tape Archive )
bz2 to tbz2 (Bzip2 Compressed Tape Archive )
bz2 to tgz (UNIX Tar File Gzipped)
bz2 to zip (Zip Archive)

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