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.prc File Extension

Developer: Mobipocket
File type: Mobipocket eBook File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .prc. Files with the file extension .prc can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .prc files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .prc file?

Files saved in the PRC format are data files created for Mobipocket’s ebook Reader. Mobipocket is a French company which produced the Mobipocket Reader software, a program developed for PDA’s, or Personal Digital Assistant, phones and desktop operating systems, which acts as an ebook reader. The software features personalized press reviews using a web companion, provision of the writer’s biography for every ebook, comes with a virtual library wherein all previously downloaded content may be viewed and accesses, a secure reading system as a result of the encryption of eBooks. PRC files are literally digital books saved in the “Mobi format, a format used for Mobipocket Reader. Such files may be saved as protected or unprotected files. Protected files shall be encrypted with copyright protection which limits the access of other devices. Unprotected files may be viewed on other programs like Amazon’s Kindle.

how to open a .prc file?

Launch a .prc file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .prc file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .prc files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .prc file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .prc file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .prc file association errors

applications that open a .prc file

Mobipocket Reader

Mobipocket Reader

Mobipocket Reader software is an E-Book reader for some Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), mobile phones and desktop operating systems. The Mobipocket software package is free and composed of a variety of publishing and reading tools for PDA, Smartphones, cellular phones and e-book devices such as Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, webOS, Java ME, BlackBerry, Psion, Kindle and iLiad. Files having a .PRC extension are data files generated for Mobipocket Ebook Reader. This software features modified press reviews using a Web companion, provision of the writer, biography for every ebook, comes with a virtual library wherein all formerly downloaded content may be viewed and accessed, a protected reading system as a result of the encryption of eBooks. PRC files are exactly digital books saved in the Mobi format, a format used for Mobipocket Reader. Such files may be stored as protected or unprotected files. Protected files shall be encrypted with copyright protection which limits the access of other devices, while unprotected files may be opened on other programs like Amazon Kindle.
Geometer Plus FBReader

Geometer Plus FBReader

FBReader is an open-source and free e-book reader that works on various platforms like GNU/Linux, Windows XP/Vista and FreeBSD. The first published version of FBReader was created by Nikolay Pultsin in 2005 for Sharp Zaurus. Nikolay founded Geometer Plus LLC in 2007. Linux-based mobile devices that support FBReader include: Sharp Zaurus with Qtopia-based ROMs, OpenZaurus ROM or pdaXrom, Siemens Simpad w/ Opensimpad 0.90/Opie ROM, Nokia 770/N800/N810 Internet tablets [maemo], Archos PMA430, Motorola A1200 smartphone, PepperPad 3 handheld Web computer, Motorola E680i/A780, IRex iLiad. FBReader supports formats such as ePUB [international e-publishing standard], HTML, plucker [popular Palm e-book format], FictionBook, zTxt, CHM, OEB, RTF, PalmDoc, plain text and Non-DRM’d Mobipocket [mobi]. DAISY 3 format is supported by FBReaderJ [Java Port] for Google Android. It supports multiple books in a single archive, and directly reads from zip, gzip, tar and bzip2 archives. It automatically builds library and generates contents table. It supports character and language encoding detection. It supports footnotes, hyperlinks and embedded images. It has a position indicator, full screen mode and text search. It lists last opened books, and keeps the last open book and last reading position for all opened books between runs. It has automatic hyphenations and uses Liang’s algorithm. Future plans for FBReader features are bookmarks, tables support, automatic scrolling, dictionary integration and more formats supported by the software.FBReader
Cool Reader

Cool Reader

Cool Reader is application use for opening an E-book. it is an open-source or free (General Public License) program which works on these operating systems: Windows, Linux, Android, and Mac Os X. The supported formats are epub (non-DRM), fb2, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, doc and pdb. You can also switch from pages to scroll view and vice versa. It also have table of content feature and can also use the bookmark feature for easy marking. The text search feature, hyphenation dictionaries, complete FB2 (Fiction book 2.0) support, additional support of fonts, reading directly a book from zip archives and automatic reformatting of .txt will come in handy for all platforms. And there are specific feature regarding Android system such as the animated flipping of pages, quick recent book access, a file browser that is built in, profiles for day and night (adjusted colors, background, backlight levels), adjustment for the brightness by just flicking on the left edge of the screen. The background texture can also be stretched, tiled or use a solid color. The dictionary is still available in this operating system.
Mobipocket Reader Desktop

Mobipocket Reader Desktop

Amazon offers desktop and mobile versions of its Mobipocket Reader, which opens eBooks in the proprietary MOBI and PRC formats. The software creates a supplementary MBP file where the eBook's metadata is stored in an encrypted file format. The file also saves user comments, highlighted passages, and bookmarked pages. Generally, people have mobile apps in their tablets and smartphones that they use to read eBooks. Others have used a Kindle or a Kobo to read eBooks and manage their virtual library. Users can also read their eBooks through the Mobipocket Reader Desktop client on their PC. This desktop application finds the eBook files in the computer, generates a visual line-up of book covers, and keeps an inventory of eBooks that have been downloaded and deleted. It scans the library for new titles and adds those into a virtual folder with the same name through a cloud-based file hosting account.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .prc files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .prc. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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