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.AZW File Extension

File TypeAmazon Kindle eBook File

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CategoryeBook Files

What is an AZW file?

An AZW file is a digital eBook formatted for the Amazon Kindle, a wireless reading device. It contains formatted book text and chapter markers and is similar to a Mobipocket .PRC file. AZW files can be transferred from a PC to the Kindle via a standard USB connection and can also be read using the Kindle desktop software.

More Information

Most AZW files contain DRM protection that only allows them to be viewed on the Amazon Kindle or with Amazon Kindle reading software. However, it may be possible to view unprotected Kindle eBooks on a PC with Mobipocket Reader by changing the file extension from ".azw" to ".prc."

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Programs that open AZW files

Updated 9/14/2017

About AZW Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.azw suffix is and how to open it.

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