.LZH File Extension

A compression utility created in 1988 by Haruyasu Yoshizaki, a doctor. Originally named LHarc, a complete rewrite tentatively named LHx was eventually released as LH. In an LZH archive, the compressio...

General Information

File Function

Title LZH File Extension
Extension .lzh
Primary Function Compressed archive
Additional Functions Data storage, File compression

File Characteristics

Compress Ratio Variable
Supports Encryption Yes
Editable No
Archive Structure Hierarchical

Use Cases

Data Transfer Yes
Backup Yes
Software Distribution Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malware infection
Encryption Support Yes
Best Practices Scan for viruses, Use strong encryption

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1988
Developed By Haruyasu Yoshizaki
Compression Algorithm LZH

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .zip, .rar, .tar, .gz

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
WinRAR Free Trial Windows, Mac, Linux
7-Zip Free Windows, Linux
WinZip Free Trial Windows, Mac, iOS, Android