.BZ2 File

.bz2 is Bzip2 Compressed File

Features Description
File Extension .bz2
Format Binary
Created by Julian Seward
Category Compressed

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  1. How to open:
  2. How to convert:

What is an .BZ2 file?

The bz2 file extension is related to bzip2, a  freely available, patent free,  high-quality data compressor.

It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression.

The bz2 file is archive created with the program.

MIME types:

A bz2 file extension is related to the cross platform bzip2 compressed file archive format, released in 1996.

How to open:

Most current archivers, such as WinRAR or Z-zip support BZ2 format.

How to convert:

You can repack *.bz2 files to different format like RAR.

Julian Seward



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