AZL File Extension

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Amazon Kindle Data Format

What is AZL file?

AZL filename suffix is mostly used for Amazon Kindle Data Format files. Files with AZL extension may be used by programs distributed for Amazon Kindle, Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with AZL extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 5266 various file formats. Users are advised to use Amazon Kindle for PC software for managing AZL files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file. Amazon Kindle for PC software was developed by, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about AZL files or the Amazon Kindle for PC software program.

Programs which support AZL file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 5 operating systems that support AZL files. Files with AZL suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support AZL file

Updated: 09/15/2020

How to open file with AZL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AZL files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with AZL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AZL files.

Step 1. Install Amazon Kindle for PC software

Install software to open AZL file Problems with opening and working with AZL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AZL files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Amazon Kindle for PC or different compatible program, such as Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle for iPhone, Amazon Kindle for Android. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AZL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Amazon Kindle for PC installed is by going to developer’s website (, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Amazon Kindle for PC

Update software that support file extension AZLIf the problems with opening AZL files still occur even after installing Amazon Kindle for PC, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Amazon Kindle for PC is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Amazon Kindle for PC installed, it may not support AZL format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Amazon Kindle for PC.

Step 3. Set the default application to open AZL files to Amazon Kindle for PC

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AZL files with latest version of Amazon Kindle for PC you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with AZL file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the AZL file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Amazon Kindle for PC is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AZL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with AZL file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AZL file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AZL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the AZL is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper AZL file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check AZL file for viruses
1. Verify that the AZL in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AZL file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the AZL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. AZL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the AZL file’s structure is intact

If the AZL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with AZL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Amazon Kindle Data Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Amazon Kindle for PC

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AZL files. Close all running programs and try opening the AZL file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Amazon Kindle Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AZL files.

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