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Work with BZ2 files compressor, opener, extractor utility

PeaZip free bz2 files utility offers full read / write support (compressor, and extractor / opener) for BZ2 compressed files, through the Open Source components from 7-Zip and p7zip projects (released under LGPL license, as PeaZip) to offer the same GUI frontend to create, browse, and extract .bz2 files under Windows and Linux operating systems.
BZ2 format does not support encryption (files of this type cannot be password protected).

Manage TAR.BZ2 files

Chaining Bzip2 compression after TAR archiving triggers solid compression: the entire input is treated as a whole in order to attain generally better compression performances that treating each input file separately.

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Compress to BZ2 format

BZ2 compression accepts a single file as input, otherwise (to add multiple files and directories) use "TAR before" option to consolidate input in a single TAR package before proceeding with compression stage with BZip2 algorithm.

  • Create BZ2 files from system's file explorer

    • Use context menu entry PeaZip > Add to archive for archive creation screen, to set compression settings, output destination, and other options.

  • Create BZ2 files from PeaZip

    • Select files and folders, and use Add button (also in context menu) for archive creation screen

    • Drag and drop files / folders from the system to a PeaZip instance

BZ2 file compressor

From "Advanced" tab, you can fine-tune compression settings (dictionary size and passes) of the BZip2 compression.

Read more about how to compress files (or TAR archives) with BZ2 compression.

How to convert BZ2 files

Archive file conversion procedure using Convert button extracts and then re-pack input archive files into any write-supported format (7z, arc, bz2, pea, tar, zip...)

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This utility allows to convert any type supported for reading (ACE, CAB, RAR, TAR, ZIP...) into a new BZ2 file, as well as to convert existing BZ2 file into any other write-supported format.

Open BZ2 files

To open BZ2 file and view its content (a single compresed file in case of plain .bz2 format, a tar archive opening a TBZ or file), open it in PeaZip with double click if file extension is associated with the application, or using system context menu "Open as archive" entry, that will attempt to read any user provided file type regardless file associations

Extract BZ2 files

Decompress Bzip2 files from the system

  • Use context menu entry "Extract..." for extraction screen to set output path and other options

  • Select one or more archives and use context menu entry Extract here or Extract here (to new folder) for quick extraction with no further confirmation

Decompress BZip2 files within PeaZip free archiver
  • Extract button shows archive extraction screen providing access to all "unzip" options (set output path, open output path after extraction, keep or delete original archives, etc)

  • Extract all to... button activates a simplified procedure only asking for output path

  • Simply drag & drop the compressed file from the application to the system to decompress it

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How to decompress TBZ files

To work with a BZipped TAR file (TBZ or TAR.BZ2 extension) you will need to uncompress the tar container before using aforementioned methods - it is a two-step non atomic operation.
Read more about how to extract archive files and how to extract selected content from archive.

Synopsis: Free BZip software for Windows and Linux. Work with PeaZip BZ2 files compressor, opener, extractor utility. How to create, extract (unzip), open Bzip2 compressed format. How to convert BZ2 files to other archive formats. Work with TAR archives compressed with BZip2, solid compression.

Topics: compress files with BZip2, open BZ2 files, extract BZ2 files.

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open and extract bzip2 filesWORK WITH SUPPORTED FILE TYPES

Create, open, extract 7Z files

Open and extract ACE files

Create, open, extract ARC files

Create, open, extract Brotli files

Compress, decompress Bzip2 files

Open and extract CAB files

Compress, decompress GZip files

Open and extract DMG, ISO, UDF disk images

Create, open, extract PAQ, LPAQ, ZPAQ files

PEA: Pack Encrypt Authenticate

Open and extract RAR files

Create, open, extract TAR, TGZ, TBZ files

Create, open, extract WIM disk images

Create, open, extract ZIP files

Create, open, extract ZIPX files

Create, open, extract Zstandard files

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