File Extension Library

.AZW File Extension

  • Developer by: Amazon
  • Category: eBook Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .AZW files and how to open them?

Can't open .AZW file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .AZW file.

What is a .AZW file extension?

.AZW file extension is created by Amazon. .AZW has been classified as eBook Files. The format of .AZW file is Binary.

.AZW is Amazon Kindle eBook File

An AZW file is a digital eBook formatted for the Amazon Kindle, a wireless reading device. It contains formatted book text and chapter markers and is similar to a Mobipocket .PRC file. AZW files can be transferred from a PC to the Kindle via a standard USB connection and can also be read using the Kindle desktop software.

Most AZW files contain DRM protection that only allows them to be viewed on the Amazon Kindle or with Amazon Kindle reading software. However, it may be possible to view unprotected Kindle eBooks on a PC with Mobipocket Reader by changing the file extension from ".azw" to ".prc."

List of all softwares that can open the Amazon Kindle eBook File
Amazon Kindle for PC
Cool Reader
Amazon Kindle for Mac
Cool Reader
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle
Cool Reader

How to fix problems with .AZW files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AZW files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AZW file format
  2. You need to check the .AZW file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)