I received a file from a coworker that has a LZMA file type with a large sum of data, and I don’t know how to open it. Please help!
LZMA is a compressed file, something like the ZIP compression that most of us are generally familiar with. It’s used as a way to group files together and compress them causing their total size to diminish. Now depending on your operating system, you need to choose the right software:
Windows: 7 Zip
Mac OS: The Unarchiver
Both of these are software packages that I have used, and Unarchiver also has a Windows version as well, but I’ve just grown more comfortable with 7 Zip on Windows machines.
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