File Extension CBR

  • Full name
    Comic Book Archive Format Or ComicBook Reader Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a CBR file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CBR file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CBR file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is CBR file?

The ending CBR denotes a comic reader file.

More info

These files represent an archive that contains a series of images that can be in jpg, png or gif formats. They are arranged in a specific order and packed with the RAR algorithm.

The Comic Reader shows either one or two pictures at the same time. The images can be scaled and their colors can be automatically compensated.

Simplifying viewing of digital comics is the goal of the ComicBook Reader.

The CBR files can also be opened by different packers.

Programs which can open a CBR file

How to open file with CBR extension?

In order to open a file with CBR extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CBR file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with CBR files, follow the instructions below.
Install Comical or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening CBR files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support CBR files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of CBR files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Comical as the default program for opening CBR files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate CBR files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Comical applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Comical has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with CBR files

Sometimes problems with opening CBR files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • CBR files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open CBR files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CBR file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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