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TBZ File Extension

Bzip Compressed Tar Archive

What is TBZ file?

TBZ is a file extension commonly associated with Bzip Compressed Tar Archive files. TBZ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with TBZ extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 236 various file formats. Users are advised to use WinZip software for managing TBZ files, although 11 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and TBZ files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support TBZ file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open TBZ files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with TBZ suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support TBZ file

How to open file with TBZ extension?

Problems with accessing TBZ may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Bzip Compressed Tar Archive files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install WinZip

Install software to open TBZ file Problems with opening and working with TBZ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with TBZ files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinZip or one to the listed programs: ALZip, IZArc, StuffIt Expander. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading WinZip installed is by going to developer’s website (WinZip Computing, S.L.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update WinZip to the latest version

Update software that support file extension TBZIf you already have WinZip installed on your systems and TBZ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of WinZip installed, it may not support TBZ format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WinZip.

Step 3. Associate Bzip Compressed Tar Archive files with WinZip

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate TBZ files with latest version of WinZip you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with TBZ file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the TBZ file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where WinZip is installed, check the Always use this app to open TBZ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with TBZ file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the TBZ file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select WinZip and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with TBZ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the TBZ for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the TBZ file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check TBZ file for viruses
1. Check the TBZ file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the TBZ file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the TBZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with TBZ extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic TBZ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with TBZ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open WinZip

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support TBZ files. Close all running programs and try opening the TBZ file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Bzip Compressed Tar Archive files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle TBZ files.

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