File Extension Library

.LZH File Extension

  • Developer by: win.rar GmbH
  • Category: Archive and compressed Files

What is an .LZH file?

.LZH file extension is created by win.rar GmbH. .LZH has been classified as Archive and compressed Files.

.LZH is LH ARC compressed archive

File extension lzh is used for LHA/LZH Compressed Archive File.

A compression format which started on the Amiga but has migrated to other platforms. The various programs base their algorithms on those developed by Lempel-Ziv.

Files compressed with LHA typically have the extension .lzh but variations abound (lhw, lzs, lzw). LHA was created by Haruyasu Yoshizaki.

It uses the same lz77 algorithm as GZip with a tree data structure plus block-by-block secondary status Huffman coding.

MIME types:

How to open:

Many current archivers can work with LZH format.

How to convert:

You can repack LZH format to different archive format with most current archivers, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip.

How to Open .LZH file on different platforms

Open .LZH File on Windows

  • Right-click a .LZH
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .LZH file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .LZH files" Press "Ok"

Open .LZH File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .LZH file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .LZH File on Linux

Right click on the .LZH file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .LZH File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .LZH file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .LZH File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .LZH files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .LZH files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .LZH files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .LZH file format
  2. You need to check the .LZH file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)