The File Extensions Database


.HAN File Extension

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

What is an .HAN file?

.HAN is Amazon Kindle eBook Data File

A HAN file is an eBook data file used by the Amazon Kindle reading device and Kindle Fire tablet computer. It contains information about a book such as notes, bookmarks, and reading progress. HAN files are similar to .MBP files and replaced them with the firmware 3.4 update.

HAN files are not intended to be seen by the user and are referenced by the Kindle and Kindle Fire devices to resume a book, which is commonly stored in the .AZW3 file, where the user left off along with storing notes and bookmarks. However, you can transfer a HAN file from a Kindle to a computer and open it with a text editor to view its contents.

How to solve problems with HAN files

  • Associate the HAN file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any HAN file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.HAN files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the HAN 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 .HAN is Amazon Kindle eBook Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest HAN file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Amazon manufacturer website after an available .HAN is Amazon Kindle eBook Data File update.
  • To make sure that your HAN file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.