What is a .AZW3 File And How To Open It – Amazon (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .azw3 extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .azw3 file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .AZW3 file?

The file extension .AZW3 is from Amazon KF8 eBook File.The developer of this file extension is Amazon. This eBook related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .azw3 file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .AZW3 file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .AZW3 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .AZW3 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .azw3 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Calibre software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Amazon Kindle for PC and Calibre.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AZW3 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Calibre software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AZW3 file on Mac

The .azw3 file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Calibre software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Calibre.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AZW3 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Calibre software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AZW3 file on Linux

The .azw3 file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Calibre software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Calibre.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AZW3 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Calibre software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .AZW3 file on Android

There is easy way to open the .azw3 file on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .AZW3 file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Amazon Kindle software and install it. The other software that opens the .azw3 file on Android is Amazon Kindle. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .AZW3 file on iOS

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .azw3 file on iOS in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Amazon Kindle in the iOS App Store software and install it. The other software that opens the .azw3 file on iOS is Amazon Kindle. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .AZW3 file?

If you cannot open the .AZW3 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AZW3 file.azw3f – Amazon, .azw4 – Amazon, .azz – Antanas Zdramys, .azzx – Antanas Zdramys, .b – Rockstar Games. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .AZW3 file with the Calibre, Amazon Kindle for PC programs on Windows, Calibre program on Mac, Calibre software on Linux, Amazon Kindle software on Android and Amazon Kindle software on iOS.