LZH File Type

- The quick facts

What are LZH files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LZH 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 LZH file?

LZH files have multiple uses, and LHARC/LZARK Compressed Archive is one of them.

LHARC/LZARK Compressed Archive

Files that contain the .LZH file extension are compressed archive files. This particular file extension is given to archive files that have been compressed with the Lempel-Ziv and Haruyasu compression algorithms, named after the inventors.

Sometimes you will find the same type of file with file extension LHA instead of LZH.

The LZH file format is used when a user wants to take a batch of files or a single large file and compress the data into a single, compressed file archive. The LZH format is largely obsolete and replaced by formats like ZIP and 7z.

How to open LZH files

We have identified 6 LZH openers that are compatible with this specific type of LZH file.

Programs that open LHARC/LZARK Compressed Archive files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
WinZipWinZipVerified
WinRARWinRARVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderVerified

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the LZH extension

Through our research of LZH files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

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