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LZ file format description

Many people share .lz files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .lz file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .lz files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.lz - Lzip Compressed File

The LZ archive files are related to Lzip. LZ file is a Lzip Compressed File. Lzip is a free, command-line tool for the compression of data; it employs the Lempel–Ziv–Markov chain algorithm (LZMA) with a user interface that is familiar to users of usual Unix compression tools, such as gzip and bzip2.

Archive files
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Lzip Compressed File related extensions:
ZQuest Editor Graphics Pack
PV Elite Archive
CrossWorks for ARM Package
Web ScrapBook Zipped Archive
XelaSoft Archive
OpenG Package

Naturally, other applications may also use the .lz file extension. Even harmful programs can create .lz files. Be especially cautious with .lz files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .lz file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .lz file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

kz, la, ls, lx, mz, oz, pz, zl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Lightscape Solution File
KuaiZip Compressed File
LayaAir Scene Data
Panda3D Pzip Compressed File
Panzoid Clipmaker Project
Zlib Compressed Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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