Open lzh file

lzh file icon Did your computer fail to open lzh file? We explain what lzh files are and recommend software that we know can open your lzh files.

What is lzh file?

Files with lzh extension can be most often found as compressed archives saved using LH ARC compression format which was often used on Commodore Amiga computers.

lzh file description

File extension lzh is used for LHA/LZH Compressed Archive File.

A compression format which started on the Amiga but has migrated to other platforms. The various programs base their algorithms on those developed by Lempel-Ziv.

Files compressed with LHA typically have the extension .lzh but variations abound (lhw, lzs, lzw). LHA was created by Haruyasu Yoshizaki.

It uses the same lz77 algorithm as GZip with a tree data structure plus block-by-block secondary status Huffman coding.

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Software that will open lzh file


One of the oldest and most popular shareware file archiver and data compression utility

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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