How to open AZW3 files

Did your computer fail to open an AZW3 file? We explain what AZW3 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is an AZW3 file?

These AZW3 files are digital documents that are saved in a proprietary ebook format known as Kindle Format 8. This file format was developed by Amazon as an update to their .azw format. A .azw3 file may contain text, images, links, other media files, text formatting attributes and metadata information.Also known as Amazon KF8, these .azw3 files can be opened by applications like Amazon Kindle for PC, Kindle Previewer and other ebook viewers with compatibility support for the AZW3 format. There are also applications that can be used to convert these AZW3 files to more popular ebook formats like PDF.Word processing tools like Microsoft Word and other applications like Adobe InDesign may be used to create documents that can be converted into an AZW3 ebook. The Calibre software can also be used to open and edit these AZW3 files.

Software that will open, convert or fix AZW3 files

These apps are known to open certain types of AZW3 files. Since many different programs may use AZW3 files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific AZW3 file.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
Parallels Tools CenterParallels Tools CenterUser submitted
Amazon KindleAmazon KindleUser submitted
Adobe Digital EditionsAdobe Digital EditionsUser submitted
calibre - E-book managementcalibre - E-book managementUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
Edit E-bookEdit E-bookUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with AZW3-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!