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What are LZ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LZ file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your LZ files.

What is a LZ file?

A .LZ file is a LZIP compressed archive file.

Files with file extension .lz are compressed files that have been created with the LZip compression tool.

LZip is a command-line tool like gzip or bzip2, unlike e.g. WinZip that has a nice graphical interface that makes it easier to use for novice users.

It uses the effective LZMA compression algorithm and is usually able to create smaller files than its gzip and bzip2 counterparts.

How to open LZ files

We have identified one LZ opener that is compatible with this specific type of LZ file.

Programs that open LZIP compressed archive files


Last updated: December 21, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of LZ files. Remember, different programs may use LZ files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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