What is a .POBI File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pobi extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .pobi file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .POBI file?

The .POBI file extension is Kindle Touch Periodical File. The file is a eBook related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .pobi file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .POBI file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .POBI file on your operating system/device.

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

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

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 Amazon Kindle for PC and Calibre software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .POBI 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: 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 Calibre software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .POBI file on Mac

The .pobi 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. You can also use Calibre software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .POBI 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, 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 Calibre software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .POBI file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pobi file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Calibre 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.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .POBI file

2. In the second step 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 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. 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .POBI file?

If you cannot open the .POBI file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .POBI file.pobj – Power Of Software, .pod – Serena, .pod – Terminal Reality, .pof – Descent Robot Definition File, .pog – Descent 2 Texture Modification. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

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