What is a .TBZ File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .tbz extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .tbz file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TBZ file?

The .TBZ file extension comes from Bzip Compressed Tar Archive. The file is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .tbz file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .TBZ file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .TBZ file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .tbz file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel WinZip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe and Corel WinZip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TBZ file

2. The second step is locating 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TBZ file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Corel WinZip Mac software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip Mac and Incredible Bee Archiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TBZ file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip Mac software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TBZ file on Linux

The .tbz file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the 7-Zip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use 7-Zip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TBZ file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the 7-Zip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .TBZ file?

If you cannot open the .TBZ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TBZ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tbz2 – Tar BZip 2 Compressed File, .tc – TrueCrypt, .tc – Robby Stephenson, .tc2 – IMSI, .tc3 – IMSI. 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 .TBZ file with the Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe programs on Windows, Corel WinZip Mac, Apple Archive Utility, Incredible Bee Archiver programs on Mac and 7-Zip software on Linux.