What is a .CBZ File And How To Open It

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .cbz extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .cbz file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .CBZ file?

The file extension .CBZ is from Comic Book Zip Archive.The format of this file is zip, and it is a compressed file.

What to know

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

How to open a .CBZ file?

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

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

The .cbz file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the MComix software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is GonVisor, Calibre, Xylasoft Comic Seer, Icecream Ebook Reader and MComix.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CBZ 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MComix software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CBZ file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Calibre software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Calibre software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CBZ 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: 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 .CBZ file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .cbz file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MComix software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Calibre, MComix and Xylasoft Comic Seer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CBZ file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 .CBZ file?

If you are still unable to open the .CBZ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CBZ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cbz – ChessBase. 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 .CBZ file with the MComix, GonVisor, Calibre, Xylasoft Comic Seer, Icecream Ebook Reader programs on Windows, Calibre program on Mac and MComix, Calibre, Xylasoft Comic Seer software on Linux.