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.LHA File Extension

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File TypeLHARC Compressed Archive

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CategoryCompressed Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


File or group of files compressed with LHARC compression; popular compression format on Amiga computers and used by id Software to compress installation files for early games, such as Doom; LHA has been mostly replaced by the .LZH compression format, but is still widely used in Japan.

Programs that open LHA files
File Viewer Plus
Corel WinZip 20
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
E-merge WinAce
Corel WinZip Mac 4
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
Audio Overload
LHa for UNIX
Updated 7/22/2015

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