LHA File Type- The quick facts
What are LHA files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a LHA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a LHA file?
A .LHA file is a LHA Compressed Archive file.
Files with file extension LHA are compressed archive files. An archive file is several files bundled into a single file for easier distribution. When the archive file is compressed, it means that a compression algorithm has been applied to the data to reduce its size. This is done to save storage space and reduce bandwidth when transferring the files over the internet. To restore the files to their original format, you will need a "decompressor" tool.
Haruyasu Yoshizaki invented this specific archive format and the associated LHA software in the 1980s, and it was very popular in Japan. It was also used by e.g., Id Software to compress data files in their popular games Doom and Quake.
How to open LHA files
We have identified 6 LHA openers that are compatible with this specific type of LHA file.
Programs that open LHA Compressed Archive files
Last updated: March 17, 2022
Help us help others
File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about LHA file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.