CBR File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CBR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CBR files.

What is a CBR file?

The files that contain the .cbr file extension are CDisplay RAR Archived Comic Book files. The CBR files are also commonly referred to as Comic Book Reader Files. These files are generally saved in the RAR file format, but have been renamed with the .cbr file extension to notate what type of contents the CBR file contains.

CBR files normally contain compressed JPEG, PNG and static GIF images. These images are compiled and are saved to a single compressed file archive. These file archives are often used for storing and displaying digital comic books and other collections of related illustrations.

How to open CBR files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CBR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CBR openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CBR

While we know of one file format using the .CBR file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CBR file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CBR files. Remember, different programs may use CBR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
HoneyView3HoneyView3User submitted
PDFlitePDFliteUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
CDisplayCDisplayUser submitted
Go PDF ReaderGo PDF ReaderUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CBR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CBR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!