How to Open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, CBA Files on Windows/Mac?
By on August 31st, 2012

There are several times when you download unknown files from the internet and do not know how to open them. We have been telling you several different to open files and want to focus on new types of files which end with the .cbr, .cbz, .cb7, .cbt and .cba extensions.

Comic Book Viewer Windows/Mac

While these files may have weird extensions, they are basically comic book archives created several different formats including zip archives, rar archives and 7z archives. In fact, these files are created by renaming those archives with the above extensions. For example, you can rename a rar file to .cbr or a zip file to .zip or a 7z file to .cbz (See: How to create CBR, CBZ or CB7 files).

Important Information for CBR, CBZ and CB7 files

  • CBZ file is also known as Comic Book Zip file and can be renamed to .zip extension
  • CBR file is also known as Comic Book Rar file and can be renamed to .rar extension
  • CB7 file is also known as Comic Book 7z file and can be renamed to .7z extension
  • CBT file is also known as Comic Book Tar file and can be renamed to .tar extension
  • CBA file is also known as Comic Book Ace file and can be renamed to .ace extension

Also See: How to Rename File Extensions

There are a few ways in which you can open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT or CBA archives. The first way is to change the file extensions of these files to their respective archive type (see conventions above) and then opening them using their respective software. For example, you can rename a .cbr file to .rar and then open or view the rar file.

However, like I had mentioned earlier these files are comic book archives and there are dedicated comic book viewers which can be used to view those books on your PC or Mac.

On Windows, you can use the software Comic Rack to open those files. CDisplayEx is another neat comic book viewer for CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT and CBA files. Once you have installed either of these software you will be able to open the CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT and CBA comic book archives and read them. On Mac OS X, you can either use Simple Comic, Jomic or Comical to open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT and CBA files and view those comics.

So now that you know which software will open your comic book archives, go ahead and enjoy the child within you.

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