Can't access files that are physically there

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Augustus.Pablo.5, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Augustus.Pablo.5 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2015

    Just wondering if anyone can help me. I have files that were recovered (.cbr/.cbz) that are showing on my laptop but I cannot open them. They're comics and no readers I have will open them. Under the info tab they're showing as being there quantity-wise but I just can't open them.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You need a reader for those type of files.

    Typing in ".cbr" in google would've led you to your answer faster than any forum could.
  3. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    Not all file format is automatically readable. If that is the case then all OS (OSX/Window/Linux) will have to install/include a lot of crap in their installation which; 99% of people don't need them.

    Creating an account then open your e-mail account to verify it then create a thread to ask question like this is beyond me. Just go to or and type in cbr format. You will get your answer in a minute.
  4. Augustus.Pablo.5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2015
    I use a reader normally. For some reason it doesn't work, nor have I had any luck with several others.
  5. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    you said that they were recovered - how? it sounds like they're corrupted from what you've said..
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Sounds like your files are corrupted, then. Nothing to do but get fresh copies.

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