File Extension BZ2

.BZ2 File

File extension: BZ2
File type: UNIX Compressed File

Notes about the BZ2 file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The BZ2 file type is primarily associated with 'Bzip 2'.

Replaces .BZ.

Typically lower case on *nix systems.

Detailed information for file extension bz2:

Primary association: Bzip 2
File classification: Archive
Mime type: application/bzip2, application/octet-stream, application/x-bz2, application/x-bzip, application/x-compressed, application/x-stuffit
Identifying characters Hex: 42 5A 68 , ASCII: BZh
Program ID: BZip2-Archiv , File.Bz2 , PABZIP2 , StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand , StuffItEncoded , WinRAR
Related links: Open using WinRAR

Other applications associated with file type BZ2:

File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .BZ2

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: BZip2-Archiv, FileType: BZip2 archive, AppName: WinAce Archiver v2.5
EXEFile: WinAce.exe

ProgramID: File.Bz2, FileType: ZipGenius Bz2 File, AppName: zipgenius

ProgramID: File.Bz2, FileType: ZipGenius Bz2 File, AppName: ZipGenius 1.4 Service Release 3

ProgramID: PABZIP2, FileType: PowerArchiver BZIP File, AppName: The most powerful Freeware Archive Utility

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand, FileType: StuffIt Compressed File, AppName: StuffIt for Windows 8.0
EXEFile: stuffit.exe

ProgramID: StuffItEncoded, FileType: Aladdin Encoded File

ProgramID: WinRAR, FileType: WinRAR archive, AppName: WinRAR archiver
EXEFile: WinRAR.exe

ProgramID: 7-Zip.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFMn.exe %1

ProgramID: BZip2-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce\WinAce.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: PABZIP2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt Standard\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt\\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PACKER\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRar\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zippers\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: C:\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: D:\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: E:\WinRar 3.4\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: F:\utils\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0\Expander\Expander.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!Ute\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PKWARE\PKZIPW\PKZIPW.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinZip\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Allume Systems\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: PABZIP2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: IZArc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZARC\IZARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: ALZip.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALZip\ALZip.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 6\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: QZ4..bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip4\QuickZip.exe %1

ProgramID: Qzip.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip\Quickzip.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.5\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: 7-Zip.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFM.exe %1

ProgramID: MimarSinan Codex
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

ProgramID: IZArcBZ2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: TzBZ2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\TUGZip\TUGZip.exe

ProgramID: ICEOWSDoc
EXEFile: rundll32 %SystemRoot%\system32\ShellExt\IceGUI.dll,RouteTheCall

ProgramID: uz.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe

ProgramID: PABZIP2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Accessories\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: BZip2-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UltimateZip 2.7\uzip.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: ACDSee 9.0.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\9.0\ACDSeeQV.exe

ProgramID: BZip2-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0.2\Expander\Expander.exe

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\_WWWUT~1\Security\Mail\PKWARE\PKZIPW\PKZIPW.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt11.Archive.Open.Generic
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt11\StuffIt11.exe -o

ProgramID: BZ2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PeaZip\PEAZIP.EXE

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe

ProgramID: IZArcBZ2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: LhaplusArchive_bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Lhaplus\Lhaplus.exe

ProgramID: 7-Zip.bz2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Utilities\7-Zip\7zFM.exe

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