ezyZip the simple archive tool
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 Video Instructions

Our spokesmonkey Ezriah Zippernowsky has made an instructional video showing how easy it is to extract files online. In the video, Ezriah opens a tar.gz file but works the same with tar.bz2 or tbz2 files!
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❔ What is a TAR.BZ2 file?

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A tar.bz2 is a file format for packaging multiple files and directories into a single file. First the files and directories are archived into a tar file. TAR stands for Tape ARchive and is an ancient format (in computer years!) that was initially utilised for backing up data into magnetic tape. It doesnt actually compress the data.

The tar file is then compressed into a bz2 file, which utilises the Burrows–Wheeler compression algorithm. It does a better job compressing file than older compression formats but is considerably slower.

This method of archiving is commonly used in unix/linux environments to package and distribute software and other files.

A tbz2 is the same file type but with a different file extension.

If you are looking for a quicker native solution with all the bells and whistles (e.g. encrypt data, image size reduction & watermarks, remove personal data from files, convert doc to pdf, share in the cloud and more), then you should check out latest version of WinZip. You can download WinZip from here.
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❓ How to open and extract tar.bz2 file?

  1. Under "Select tar.bz2 file to open", click on browse (or your browser equivalent)
  2. Select the file you wish to extract.
  3. Click "Extract". It will list the content of the tar.bz2 archive.
  4. Click the green "Save" button on the individual files to save to your local drive.
  5. OPTIONAL: Click blue "Preview" button to open directly in the browser. This option only available for some file types.
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🖥 What operating system and browser does ezyZip support?

ezyZip supports any OS that can run a modern browser. We have tested it to work with Windows, MacOS, Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Mint, Debian), Android, ChromeOS (Chromebook), iOS (iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch).

Ensure you are using the latest version of one of the popular browsers or their variants. (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari).

Please let us know via the feedback form if you have any issues.
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❔ What is ezyZip?

ezyZip is a free online utility for opening and extracting tar.bz2 files online in your browser. It supports a myriad of other file formats and conversions.

Unlike other online archive extraction utilities, ezyZip DOES NOT have file size restrictions or require you to upload / download files to a server. It runs locally as a browser app, thus making it much quicker than other online file extractors. This also ensures your privacy will be protected as no file data will leave your browser.