Alpha ZIP LZH compression software

LZH is a file name extension that is short for Lempel-Ziv-Huffman. This type of compressed file is not commonly supported - most of the big compression programs require separate plugins to extract or create LZH files. Nevertheless, many software authors appear to favour LZH compression, and it is particularly popular in Japan.


If you've downloaded a LZH file and are struggling to open it, you'll be pleased to hear that Alpha ZIP is a powerful LZH file extractor. This friendly compression tool works with numerous other file types, and can also create LZH files if that is what you want to do.

The unique level of Windows integration enables you to do more in less time. With Alpha ZIP, you can open LZH files and other archives and browse them just like folders on your hard disk. Just locate the file in Windows Explorer, and double-click it - Explorer will then simply browse the file as if it were a folder. Unlike other LZH compression software, Alpha ZIP will show all folders and subfolders correctly, in the way you are accustomed to from Windows Explorer.

As well as handling LZH compression, Alpha ZIP works with rar, 7-zip, gzip, cab, tar and more. With an intuitive interface, handy email integration and easy file conversion between formats, this compression tool is the solution you're looking for.

Read more about our LZH extractor here!

Alpha ZIP LZH compression tool!