What is a .BZIP File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .bzip extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .bzip file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BZIP file?

The .BZIP file extension stands for Bzip Compressed Archive. The file is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .bzip file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .BZIP file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .BZIP file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BZIP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .bzip file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the RARLAB WinRAR software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip and RARLAB WinRAR.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BZIP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the RARLAB WinRAR software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BZIP file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .bzip file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Archive Utility software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BZIP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Archive Utility software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .BZIP file?

If you cannot open the .BZIP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .BZIP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bzip2 – Bzip, .bzplug – Corel, .bzw – BZFlag.org, .bzz – Link-Assistant.Com, .c – C/C++ Source Code File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .BZIP file with the RARLAB WinRAR, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip programs on Windows and Apple Archive Utility program on Mac.