LZMA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a LZMA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .LZMA files.

What is a LZMA file?

A .LZMA file is a LZMA compressed file. A file with the .lzma file extension has been compressed (reduced in size) with the Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain algorithm. LZMA files are similar to other compression algorithms like ZIP that compress the file's data to save disk space. Still, LZMA compression is known to provide faster decompression times compared to other algorithms.

You will need to decompress the file to restore it to its original format.

How to open LZMA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension LZMA for different purposes. We have identified 3 LZMA openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of LZMA file.

Programs that open these files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension LZMA

While we know of one file format using the .LZMA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .LZMA file.