.AZW File Extension

File Type:
Amazon Kindle eBook File

Having trouble opening .azw extension? Don't panic! This page explains what azw files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open azw files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AZW file?

Azw file extension has Amazon Kindle eBook file type, developed by Amazon, which is associated with the "ebook files" category.

Formatted for the Amazon Kindle, eBook files commonly store book texts along with chapter markers. Such type of files is quite similar to a Mobipocket .PRC file type.

.AZW files usually come with DRM protection, enabling users to view them only via Amazon Kindle reading software, or on the Amazon Kindle itself. Users may as well view such eBooks files with Mobipocket Reader by means of changing the “.AZW” file extension to the “.PRC” extension.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

azw file icon
File Type:
Amazon Kindle eBook File
eBook Files

How to open AZW file?

Double click the azw file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .azw extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the azw extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the azw file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AZW files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the azw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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