Files with cbr file extension is used for a popular comic e-book format. CBR is basically a rar file that contains several images (usually JPGs) that can opened in comic books viewer as a sequence of screens.

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Software that open cbr file

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CBR file extension - Comic Book Archive file or ComicBook Reader e-book

What is cbr file? How to open cbr files?

File type specification:

E-book file type icon E-book file type

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

cbr file icon: cbr filetype icon

File extension cbr is typically used for comic books archives, which are basically renamed RAR files and can be decompressed with any decompression file utility. 

Each .cbr file contains compressed set of JPG, PNG, or static GIF images. Pages are automatically ordered and can be presented one or two at a time.

Updated: April 6, 2024

The default software associated to open cbr file:

CDisplay Ex icon

CDisplay Ex  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Progdigy Software

A light, efficient and Free CBR Reader, and it is also the most popular comic book reader. It is able to read all comic book formats (.cbr, .cbz, .pdf, etc.) and Manga.

CDisplay Comic Reader icon

David Ayton logoCDisplay Comic Reader  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
David Ayton

A popular image-viewing application optimized for DRM-free comic books and manga. The UI is clean, simple, and 100% focused on the reading experience. CDisplay is a freeware for Microsoft Windows.

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Help how to open:

You can use CDisplay Comic Reader or similar software, capable to read *.cbr files.

How to convert:

A *.cbr file is basically RAR archive file with renamed file extension RAR to CBR file extension. So you can simply extract the files and repack them to another archive format or access the images inside.

Find conversions from cbr file:

cbr to cbz

cbr to epub

cbr to jpeg

cbr to jpg

cbr to pdf

cbr to png

cbr to rar

Find converter to cbr file type:

cb7 to cbr

cbz to cbr

epub to cbr

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pdf to cbr

File identification strings:

HEX code: 52 61 72 21 1A 07 00
ASCII code: Rar!

List of software applications associated to the .cbr file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cbr file, edit cbr file, convert cbr file, view cbr file, play cbr file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cbr files.

cbr file viewer - programs that view cbr file - Comic Book Archive file or ComicBook Reader e-book

Programs supporting the exension cbr on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view cbr file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cbr file by default:
CDisplay Ex small icon CDisplay Ex
CDisplay Comic Reader small icon CDisplay Comic Reader
Other suggested software:
Calibre small icon Calibre
ComicRacks small icon ComicRacks
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