CBZ File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CBZ file?

Files that contain the .cbz file extension are compressed archive files that are used for a specific purpose. The CBZ file format is used when a user wants to take multiple files with specific contents and compress those files into a single archive folder.

The CBZ file archive will usually contain comic book images that have been organized into pages and then saves the resulting archive with the .cbz file extension. The .cbz extension stands for Comic Book Zip file. This is because the CBZ files are ZIP archive files that have renamed with the .cbz file extension in order to reflect the contents that are being stored in that particular ZIP archive.

How to open CBZ 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 CBZ for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension CBZ

While we know of one file format using the .CBZ 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 .CBZ file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CBZ files. Remember, different programs may use CBZ 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
HoneyView3HoneyView3User submitted
PDFlitePDFliteUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
CDisplayCDisplayUser submitted
Go PDF ReaderGo PDF ReaderUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
ComicalComicalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CBZ-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 CBZ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!