Open AZW file

Amazon Kindle eBook format

How to open azw files?

azw file icon Have you had trouble opening the azw file on your computer? What are azw files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is azw file?

Files with azw file extension can be found as one of the most common e-book format for Amazon Kindle. These files are typically protected by Digital Right Management.

More information about azw files: Amazon Kindle eBook format

The azw file extension is associated with Amazon Kindle, a software and hardware platform developed by subsidiary Lab126 for reading e-books and other digital media. Three hardware devices, known as "Kindle", "Kindle 2," and "Kindle DX" support this platform, as does an iPhone application called "Kindle for iPhone".

Amazon Kindle eBook files are stored in Mobipocket eBook image file format, but they have file extension renamed from mobi or prc to azw and often contain Digital Rights Management.

The azw files with DRM can be read only in the Amazon Kindle device or Amazon Kindle applications, but AZW files without DRM can be read for example in the Mobipocket Reader Desktop. Just rename azw file extension to mobi or prc.

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What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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