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How to open .BZ file extension?

File Type : Bzip UNIX Compressed File
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .BZ file extension?

.BZ file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
File archive compressed with Bzip compression; often created on Unix systems with the standard bzip utility; incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE), which compresses better than Gzip (.GZIP files), although it does not compress as quickly. Bzip archives can be extracted with a variety of decompression utilities, including Bunzip and bzip2, which are included with most Linux installations.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .BZ files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • 7-Zip
  • Corel WinZip 18.5
  • WinRAR 5
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • bzip2
Apple Mac OS X:
  • The Unarchiver
  • Apple Archive Utility
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16