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What are LRX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LRX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a LRX file?

A .LRX file is a Sony Portable E-book Reader Encrypted Book file.

These files are electronic books in Broad Band eBook (BBeb) format - a proprietary eBook format developed by Sony and Canon for portable Sony e-book reading devices.

Unencrypted e-books in this format are saved with the .LRF file extension, whereas encrypted books are saved with the .LRX file extension. Encrypted books are protected with a Digital Rights Management (DRM) system, so only users who purchased the book can read it.

The Sony e-book store switched from the BBeB file format to the more common EPUB file format in 2010.

How to open LRX files

Important: Different programs may use files with the LRX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your LRX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: March 29, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Sony Reader LibrarySony Reader LibraryUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
eBook LibraryeBook LibraryUser submitted
CONNECT ReaderCONNECT ReaderUser submitted
e-Book Reader Softwaree-Book Reader SoftwareUser submitted
6039160391User submitted

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