The File Extensions Database


.LHA File Extension

  • Developer by: win.rar GmbH
  • Category: Emulator Files

What is an .LHA file?

.LHA is LH ARC compressed archive

LH ARC compressed archive - alternate suffix for LZH, LHA was often used for example on Amiga computers, also used by id software for video game installations. Still popular in Japan.

Mime types:
application/lha
application/octet-stream
application/x-lha
application/x-lzh-compressed


How to open:

Use compatible tools to open *.lha archives.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .lha file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with LHA files

  • Associate the LHA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any LHA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.LHA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the LHA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .LHA is LH ARC compressed archive. Because only the current version supports the latest LHA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the win.rar GmbH manufacturer website after an available .LHA is LH ARC compressed archive update.
  • To make sure that your LHA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.