Files with lit extension can be mainly found as older e-books in Microsoft Reader eBook format.

There are 5 other file types using
the LIT file extension!

empty icon.lit - AMOS program executable

lit icon.lit - Quake coloured light data

empty icon.lit - Literate Haskell script

empty icon.lit - ROSE Online light map

empty icon.lit - Lit source code

LIT file extension - Microsoft Reader eBook

What is lit file? How to open lit files?

File type specification:

E-book file type icon E-book file type

File extension lit is primarily associated with the Microsoft Reader and used for the default e-book format.

The lit file contains book saved in electronic document format. LIT eBook format is similar to CHM Microsoft compiled HTML format, but lit files can also be protected by digital rights management (DRM) features.

This lit file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: March 24, 2024

The default software associated to open lit file:

Microsoft Reader picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Reader  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Reader is utility used to read e-books on a computer. Microsoft Reader uses own eBook file format.

Microsoft Reader for Windows Mobile picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Reader for Windows Mobile  Windows Mobile/CE software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Reader for Windows Mobile was the default app for reading digital books on Windows Mobile / Pocket PC platform. Still available for download although the platform is discontinued.

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Help how to open:

A lot of modern ebook readers or management software support *.lit e-books.

How to convert:

e-books can be converted to other formats, especially to some common formats such as ePUB or MOBI.

Find conversions from lit file:

lit to doc

lit to epub

lit to htmlz

lit to mobi

lit to mp3

lit to pdf

lit to rtf

Find converter to lit file type:

epub to lit

fb2 to lit

pdf to lit

File identification strings:

HEX code: 49 54 4F 4C 49 54 4C 53

List of software applications associated to the .lit 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 lit file, edit lit file, convert lit file, view lit file, play lit 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 lit files.

Software that open lit file - Microsoft Reader eBook

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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