What is a .PRC File And How To Open It – Mobipocket (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .prc extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .prc file extension and how to open it.

What is a .PRC file?

The file extension .PRC is Mobipocket eBook File. The development of this file was done by Mobipocket. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a eBook related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PRC file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the MBP reader software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Amazon Kindle for PC, Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader and MBP reader software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PRC 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MBP 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 .PRC file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PRC 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PRC file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .prc 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 Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader and MBP reader.

Step 2

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

How to open a .PRC file on Android

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

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .PRC 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. The other software that opens the .prc file on Android is Cool Reader. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .PRC file?

If you cannot open the .PRC file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PRC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .prc – Adobe Systems, .prc – Palm, .prc – Corel, .prc – Bandai Namco. 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 .PRC file with the MBP reader, Amazon Kindle for PC, Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader programs on Windows, Geometer Plus FBReader program on Mac, MBP reader, Geometer Plus FBReader, Cool Reader software on Linux and Cool Reader software on Android.