alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .MOBI

File description

A file with the extension of MOBI are used in the MobiPocket ebook reader. These files follow and Open eBook standard and use XHTML for text encoding. Readers can add blank pages to books along with free-hand drawings. Highlights, bookmarks, corrections, notes, can also be applied.

The MOBI file complies with the Open eBook stanrds in XHTML. This standard includes Java Script and frames, with SQL queries in native mode for embedded databases. The MOBI file format can be read by a host of applications for PDAs, Smartphones, PCs and Macs.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .MOBI 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 .MOBI extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .MOBI 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 .MOBI 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
StarStarStarStarStar
File name: Mobipocket eBook
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle
BookDesigner BookDesigner
Calibre Calibre
FBReader FBReader
Hamster Free eBook Converter Hamster Free eBook Converter
KindleGen KindleGen
MBP reader MBP reader
Mac OS
Mac OS
Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle
Calibre Calibre
FBReader FBReader
Linux
Linux
FBReader FBReader
MBP reader MBP reader
Okular Okular
Android
Android
Cool Reader Cool Reader
Remember!
The .MOBI file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .MOBI 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 .MOBI file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .MOBI 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 .MOBI file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .MOBI file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .MOBI 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 .MOBI 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.