What is a .CBR File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .cbr extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .cbr file extension and how to open it.

What is a .CBR file?

The file extension .CBR comes from Comic Book RAR Archive. The format of this compressed file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 10 software that can open the .cbr file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CBR file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CBR file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cbr file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the RARLAB WinRAR software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GonVisor, Calibre, CDisplayEx, Manga Reader, Sumatra PDF, Xylasoft Comic Seer, Icecream Ebook Reader, MComix and RARLAB WinRAR.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CBR 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the RARLAB WinRAR software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CBR file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the The Unarchiver software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Calibre and The Unarchiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CBR 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 The Unarchiver software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CBR file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .cbr file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MComix software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Calibre, MComix and Xylasoft Comic Seer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CBR 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: 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 MComix software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CBR file?

If you cannot open the .CBR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CBR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cbs – Pelican Accessories, .cbs – Comodo Group, .cbt – Comic Book TAR File, .cbt – Microsoft, .cbu – Comodo Group. 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 .CBR file with the RARLAB WinRAR, GonVisor, Calibre, CDisplayEx, Manga Reader, Sumatra PDF, Xylasoft Comic Seer, Icecream Ebook Reader, MComix programs on Windows, The Unarchiver, Calibre programs on Mac and MComix, Calibre, Xylasoft Comic Seer software on Linux.