AZM File Extension

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Amazon Kindle Data Format

What is AZM file?

AZM filename suffix is mostly used for Amazon Kindle Data Format files. AZM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Amazon Kindle. AZM file format, along with 4488 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The software recommended for managing AZM files is Amazon Kindle. Amazon Kindle software was developed by, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about AZM files or the Amazon Kindle software program.

Programs which support AZM file extension

Programs that can handle AZM files are as follows. Files with AZM 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 AZM file

Updated: 02/16/2020

How to open file with AZM extension?

Problems with accessing AZM may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with AZM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Amazon Kindle software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AZM files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Amazon Kindle. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Amazon Kindle installed is by going to developer’s website (, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Amazon Kindle to the latest version

If you already have Amazon Kindle installed on your systems and AZM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Amazon Kindle cannot handle files with AZM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Amazon Kindle should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Amazon Kindle to AZM files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AZM files with latest version of Amazon Kindle you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the AZM file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Amazon Kindle is installed, check the Always use this app to open AZM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AZM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AZM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the AZM is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AZM file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the AZM file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AZM file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the AZM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the AZM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with AZM extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the AZM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 AZM 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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Amazon Kindle

If the systems has insufficient resources to open AZM files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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. It may be the case that the AZM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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