What is a .MOBI File And How To Open It – Amazon

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mobi extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .mobi file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MOBI file?

The .MOBI file extension is Mobipocket eBook. This file extension was developed by Amazon. The format of this eBook related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .mobi file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .MOBI file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Icecream Ebook Reader software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Amazon Kindle for PC, Amazon Kindle Previewer, Calibre, Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader, MBP reader and Icecream Ebook Reader software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MOBI 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Icecream Ebook Reader software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MOBI file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mobi file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Geometer Plus FBReader software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Amazon Kindle Previewer, Calibre and Geometer Plus FBReader.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MOBI 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

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

How to open a .MOBI file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the MBP reader software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Calibre, Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader and MBP reader.

Step 2

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

How to open a .MOBI file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mobi file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

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

The first 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Cool Reader software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the Cool Reader software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .MOBI file?

If you cannot open the .MOBI file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MOBI file.mobileconfig – Apple, .mobileprovision – Apple, .mobirise – Mobirise, .mod – Karsten Obarski, .mod – JVC. 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 .MOBI file with the Icecream Ebook Reader, Amazon Kindle for PC, Amazon Kindle Previewer, Calibre, Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader, MBP reader programs on Windows, Geometer Plus FBReader, Amazon Kindle Previewer, Calibre programs on Mac, MBP reader, Calibre, Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader software on Linux and Cool Reader software on Android.