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Basic information about AZW3 file

When there is a problem with opening files with the file extension AZW3(*.AZW3 or *.azw3), you do not need a computer expert. In most cases, using the helpful suggestions of experts contained in our website as well as appropriate programs, you can solve the problem with the AZW3 file yourself.

There are 1 file types using the AZW3 file extension in our database. In the further part of this page, you will find detail information about all the AZW3 file with their brief description and a list of programs that support AZW3 file sorted by operating systems. The table below provides useful information about the AZW3 file extension. It answers questions such as:
  • What is the AZW3 file?
  • How to open a AZW3 file?
  • What programs do I need to open a AZW3 file?
  • What programs help to create and edit a AZW3 file?
  • How to convert AZW3 files to another file format?
  • How to convert another files to AZW3 file format?

1.Detail information about AZW3 file extension: Amazon KF8 eBook File

File type Amazon KF8 eBook File Category eBook Files
Developer Amazon File format Binary
Description AZW3 file is a Amazon KF8 eBook File developed by Amazon. An AZW3 file is an eBook created in the Kindle Format 8 (KF8), Amazon's successor to the .AZW format. It supports newer features such as HTML5 and CSS3 support as well as many other formatting capabilities. AZW3 files often include DRM protection and are used as the download format for many Amazon eBooks.
Software programs that will open, edit or convert AZW3 files

Amazon Kindle for PC
Kindle Previewer
Hamster Free eBook Converter

Amazon Kindle for Mac
Kindle Previewer
PatiSoftware theLibrarian


Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle for iPhone

How to convert AZW3 files to another file format?

There are 11 records in our database eligible for AZW3 files to another file format conversion. If you want to achieve AZW3 to another files conversion, you may use the option.

How to convert another files to AZW3 file format?

There are 10 records in our database eligible for another files to AZW3 file format conversion. If you want to achieve another files to AZW3 conversion, you may use the option.

Can't open a AZW3 file?

When you click a file to open it, operating system examines the filename extension. If operating system recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When operating system does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

”Can't open this file: example.AZW3”。

To open this file, you install one of the applications from the list of software programs that you found here, you should be able to open, edit or convert the file with the AZW3 extension without any issue.

Where I can download the application that support AZW3 file?

If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program), you will find more information there on the location where to download the required application. Most often they are the websites of software manufacturers.

How to change file associations?

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click "Open With".
  • In the "Open With" dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click "Browse" to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the ”Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” check box.

Can I change the extension of AZW3 files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read/open the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format. Select a software program from our list and install it on your computer. If the file has not opened correctly, you have to look for a different software program from our list. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.

What else may cause problems width open a AZW3 file?

The reasons for the lack of the ability to open a AZW3 file on your computer may be at least several. The easiest thing is to find a suitable application installed on your computer, which will open a AZW3 file. If there is still something wrong, you might want to check:

  • Whether the AZW3 file is damaged.
  • Whether the AZW3 file is incorrectly linked in the registry entries.
  • Whether the AZW3 file extension has been accidentally removed from the Windows registry.
  • Whether the installation of an application that supports the AZW3 file format is incompletely.
  • Whether the AZW3 file is infected.
  • Whether the drivers of the equipment used for opening a AZW3 file are up to date.
  • Whether your computer has enough hardware resources to open a AZW3 file.

If the AZW3 file still not working with your software after eliminating the above shortcomings? That means that the problem is more complex and requires the help of a specialist.