alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .AZW

File description

Files that show up with the AZW file format are mainly related to the Amazon Kindle digital reading gadget. The application enables users to download their preferred eBooks from the Amazon and read through them on the portable Kindle reader device. The AZW file format comprises of the books that have been edited/formatted to be used with the Kindle device.

The eBooks can be downloaded directly to their gadget with the help of the Internet or the files be transferred from a computer to the Kindle device using a USB connection. The AZW files also support the iOS platform.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .AZW file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .AZW extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .AZW file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .AZW file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
eBook Files
Developer
Amazon
Popularity
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File name: Amazon Kindle eBook File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle
Calibre Calibre
Mobipocket Reader Desktop Mobipocket Reader Desktop
Mac OS
Mac OS
Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle
Linux
Linux
Cool Reader Cool Reader
Android
Android
Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle
Cool Reader Cool Reader
iOS
iOS
Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle
Windows Phone
Windows Phone
Amazon Kindle Phone Amazon Kindle Phone
Remember!
The .AZW file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .AZW extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .AZW file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .AZW file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .AZW file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .AZW file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .AZW file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .AZW file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.