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What are LIT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LIT file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your LIT files.

What is a LIT file?

LIT files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Reader eBook is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft Reader eBook

The LIT file format is used by the Microsoft Reader software application and was initially released by Microsoft in 2000. Microsoft Reader is a free application that users can run to read eBooks on devices that run on the Windows operating system.

LIT files contain the actual contents of the digital book as well as book's digital rights information. This information limits the number of systems that each digital book can be read on, protecting the eBooks copyright.

How to open LIT files

We have identified two LIT openers that are compatible with this specific type of LIT file.

Programs that open Microsoft Reader eBook files

Microsoft ReaderMicrosoft ReaderDiscontinued

Last updated: May 17, 2024

All known file formats using extension .LIT

While Microsoft Reader eBook is a popular type of LIT-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .LIT file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Fractal Design Painter Lighting Lib

We know that one LIT format is Fractal Design Painter Lighting Lib. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Quake Colored Light Data

We know that one LIT format is Quake Colored Light Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

LIT opener for Windows

We have identified one LIT opener that is compatible with this specific type of LIT file.


Various apps that use files with this extension

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

E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
360 Zip360 ZipUser submitted
MIKE ZeroMIKE ZeroUser submitted
ICE Book Reader Professional RussianICE Book Reader Professional RussianUser submitted
ABC Amber LIT ConverterABC Amber LIT ConverterUser submitted
FBReaderFBReaderUser submitted
StanzaStanzaUser submitted
Unzip OneUnzip OneUser submitted
Multi-EditMulti-EditUser submitted

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