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#1 cocklea

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Posted 04 May 2003 - 19:43

ive just downloaded some files from internet and some of it are compressed with something i dont know. the files extension is .cbr. How do i open .cbr files?


#2 vetSMeK

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 11:08

try renaming them to .zip or .rar

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 11:33

I have never heard of this extension - nor do any of the extension sites list this. You sure its .cbr? I she a posting on the comib book resource forums - asking the same thing. Is that you? ;)

could stand for "constant bit rate" - try opening in with a text reader, textpad, notepad, etc.. sometimes the file type is listed in a readable format.

#4 gamer0451

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:18

I have come across this .cbr file also. I have tried wordpad, notepad, word processor and several others. Nothing opens it into readable text. The person I got it from has suggested WinComander, but I could not find it in multiple searches. I also searched for WinCommander with no results. I also have a .cbz file with no idea how to open it. I also have no clue how to change a .cbr or .cbz to another file type.

#5 Dark Reaper

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:45

.cbr and .cbz are filetypes. They are meant for e-books. To open them, just use any unzipping program. 7zip or Winrar works. Don't rename them, just tell the program to open the .cbr/.cbz file. It will open.

#6 plasticsoulmate

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 09:42

There comic books most likely. There really just renamed zip or rar. cdisplay will show them correctly. There basically an archive of images. Theres other viewers, but for windows cdisplay seems to be the fastest so far.

#7 Scorponok

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 07:23

Unzip the file with Winrar or 7Zip. It workerd for me.
& by the way, cbr means Comic Book Resourse

#8 Sir Phlegyas

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:56

By the way try Comix or Comical.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 14:14

Talk about Thread Resurrection ;)

Posted Image

Something like 4 years, 6 months, 19 days

It had a short awakening some 2 years ago, does it return every 2 years? ;) Like a comet or something?

4 some years ago when this was first posted, the .cbr was not listed on the extension sites.. But quite easy to find now
http://filext.com/file-extension/CBR

#10 Kardona

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 16:33

Too bad Windows users don't have access to a 'file' utility. Windows (AFAIK) can only figure out what a file is based on its extension not the data contained inside.

In Linux/Unix/MacOSX (someone should port it to Windows -- if it hasn't been done already) there is a 'file' utility that reads a 'magic file'. It examines the data of the file instead of the file extension. If it was used it would have only taken seconds to figure out that the file in question is a RAR file.

#11 Sir Phlegyas

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:37

Talk about Thread Resurrection ;)

Posted Image

Something like 4 years, 6 months, 19 days

It had a short awakening some 2 years ago, does it return every 2 years? ;) Like a comet or something?

4 some years ago when this was first posted, the .cbr was not listed on the extension sites.. But quite easy to find now
http://filext.com/file-extension/CBR

Hahahahaha. Man this is hilarious. By seeing someone replied I automatically tend to think it's new but what do we have here :laugh:

#12 Banjo

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:43

Too bad Windows users don't have access to a 'file' utility. Windows (AFAIK) can only figure out what a file is based on its extension not the data contained inside.

In Linux/Unix/MacOSX (someone should port it to Windows -- if it hasn't been done already) there is a 'file' utility that reads a 'magic file'. It examines the data of the file instead of the file extension. If it was used it would have only taken seconds to figure out that the file in question is a RAR file.


http://mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html

#13 Dragonreaper

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:12

ok, so i had this problem to. it looked like a little piece of paper that nothing could open, or open properly.. here is what i did.

zipped up the file (turned it into the stack of books, just right click it and click on "add to archive" that has the books next to it. in the Archive name, click browse. then go to where you want to put it and click open or ok, wich ever is listed. for me its open. then go down and hit ok)

once that is done. go to where you zipped the file. right click on the stack of books and choose OPEN. DO NOT click extract files. a window will come up with that same piece of paper. you are NOT to extract this. instead you right click the piece of paper and go down to "View File" wich will make another window come up with a folder in it. this folder you can extract. it is the stuff you are wanting. when you extract this, your normal programs you know and love will open all these por.. i mean pics up =P. i hope this was helpfull

and yes, every 2 years this thread is revived. *grins evily* i made an account not only to give step by step info on how i did it, but also to revive this thread.

#14 +BudMan

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:04

Step by step instructions? :blink: -- "turned it into the stack of books" "right click on the stack of books and choose OPEN" "instead you right click the piece of paper"

These instructions are written for who exactly??

#15 deletedxyz

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:55

How to create a cbr:
Use 7-zip, Winzip or WinRAR and create a .rar archive. Rename the filename to ".cbr" and you're good to go.

If you want to read .cbr files, then use Manga Reader or CDisplayEX.