What is a .TBZ2 File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .tbz2 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .tbz2 file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TBZ2 file?

The .TBZ2 file extension comes from Tar BZip 2 Compressed File. The file is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .tbz2 file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .TBZ2 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .TBZ2 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TBZ2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .tbz2 file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the PeaZip software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip, RARLAB WinRAR and PeaZip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TBZ2 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 PeaZip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TBZ2 file on Mac

The .tbz2 file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Archive Utility and Corel WinZip Mac software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TBZ2 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: 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 Apple Archive Utility software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .TBZ2 file?

If you cannot open the .TBZ2 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TBZ2 file.tc – TrueCrypt, .tc – Robby Stephenson, .tc2 – IMSI, .tc3 – IMSI, .tcc – ProSystems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TBZ2 file with the PeaZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip, RARLAB WinRAR programs on Windows and Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip Mac programs on Mac.