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How to Open CBR or CBZ file on Windows?

March 21, 2010

What are CBR and CBZ files?

.CBR and .CBZ. are the types of archive file developed for the purpose of sequential viewing of images, primarily comic books. These Archive files contains a series of image files, primarily in PNG or JPEG format and are compressed using one of methods as mentioned below.

File Extension

File Compression Method
* .cbr RAR
* .cbz ZIP
* .cb7 7-Zip
* .cbt TAR
* .cba ACE

The file names inside an archive are numbered sequentially in ascending order according to the original page number. You can extract image files from *.cbz with any ZIP tool and from *.cbr with any RAR tool. Just change the file extension from *.cbz to *.zip and from *.cbr to *.rar to do so. 

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