LHS File Extension

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Literate Haskell Script
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What is LHS file?

Full format name of files that use LHS extension is Literate Haskell Script. LHS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. LHS file format, along with 992 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. Users are advised to use The Haskell Platform software for managing LHS files, although 12 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support LHS file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support LHS files. LHS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support LHS file

How to open file with LHS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LHS files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Literate Haskell Script files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install The Haskell Platform

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports LHS files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install The Haskell Platform or one to the listed programs: gVim, Helium, Leksah. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download The Haskell Platform installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of The Haskell Platform

You still cannot access LHS files although The Haskell Platform is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why LHS files are not compatible with The Haskell Platform. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using The Haskell Platform.

Step 3. Set the default application to open LHS files to The Haskell Platform

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate LHS files with latest version of The Haskell Platform you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the LHS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the The Haskell Platform installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open LHS files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected LHS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select The Haskell Platform and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with LHS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the LHS is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the LHS file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The LHS may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the LHS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the LHS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the LHS file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic LHS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the LHS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Literate Haskell Script file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open The Haskell Platform

If the systems has insufficient resources to open LHS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Literate Haskell Script files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with LHS files affecting older versions of given software.

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