File Extension LZ

.LZ File

File extension: LZ
File type: Compressed File


Notes about the LZ file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The LZ file type is primarily associated with 'lzip' by Antonio Diaz Diaz.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor based on the LZMA (Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm) algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov.

The high compression of LZMA comes from combining two basic, well-proven compression ideas: sliding dictionaries (i.e. LZ77/78), and markov models (i.e., the thing used by every compression algorithm that uses a range encoder or similar order-0 entropy coder as its last stage) with segregation of contexts according to what the bits are used for.

.tar.lz and .tlz extensions are used when combined with the Tar program.


Detailed information for file extension LZ:


Primary association: lzip
Company: Antonio Diaz Diaz
File classification: Archive
Mime type: application/x-lzip
Identifying characters Hex: 4C 5A 49 50 , ASCII: LZIP
Related links: Freshmeat Project Page
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .LZ

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: flzfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Medion\MediaShow\Pack\Player.exe %1

ProgramID: ZAMailSafe
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe -warning %1


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