The File Extensions Database

.CBZ File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .CBZ file?

.CBZ is Comic Book Zip Archive

A CBZ file is a comic book created in the Comic Book Zip (CBZ) format. It saves multiple images, commonly .PNG or .JPEG files, organized into pages of the comic. CBZ files are similar to .CBR files but use .ZIP compression instead of .RAR compression.

CBZ files can be read using many different comic book viewers, including Comical and Calibre. You can also extract CBZ files with a decompression program and view the enclosed images manually. However, the order of the extracted images may not be correct.

NOTE: The Komik Reader application for Android is available for free or purchase.

Programs that open Comic Book Zip Archive
File Viewer Plus
Xylasoft Comic Seer
Comic Book Reader
Icecream Ebook Reader
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
PatiSoftware theLibrarian
Xylasoft Comic Seer
File Type 2 ChessBase Encrypted Database Archive
Developer by: ChessBase Category: Data Files Format: Binary

File created by ChessBase, a program used for reviewing chess games played; saves all files for the database in a single archive and encrypts them with a user-specified password; allows databases to be shared securely.

NOTE: ChessBase databases by default are comprised of many different files, such as .CBH (header) and .CBG (game moves) files. Therefore, CBZ files are convenient ways to share all files in a single archive. You can also archive a database into a non-encrypted version by using the .CBV format.

Programs that open ChessBase Encrypted Database Archive

How to solve problems with CBZ files

  • Associate the CBZ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CBZ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CBZ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CBZ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CBZ is Comic Book Zip Archive. Because only the current version supports the latest CBZ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .CBZ is Comic Book Zip Archive update.
  • To make sure that your CBZ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.