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Initial post: Aug 2, 2011 11:03:50 PM PDT
I've downloaded and transferred all of my books from my amazon account to my kindle except for one. The one book is a .tpz file. My computer doesn't know what to open it up with. I'll open it with notepad and then save it to my kindle. Once I turn on my kindle, it recognizes the book as Title.tpz meaning I can't read it.
Does anyone know how to fix this issue so I can read the book? Thanks.

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 11:16:03 PM PDT
Snoozy says:
You don't need to open it up on your computer at all. Just save it and copy it over.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 7:54:20 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 7:57:18 AM PST
Why are you opening books with Notepad? That can change the format and even the name of the book. Just drag and drop them from the directory on the PC to the directory on the Kindle. Unless the file is plain text format NEVER open it with Notepad.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 9:01:52 AM PST
I am assuming that the book isn't part of your Amazon archives -- otherwise you would have just retrieved it from the archive, instead of trying a manual transfer.

Know that the Topaz format can be tricky and sometimes a badly-formatted topaz book will *hang up* a kindle completely, rendering it useless for all purposes until the book is manually removed. So, if it were me, I wouldn't try further! I'd just let that title go (manually deleting any fragments remaining on my Kindle.)

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 4:49:00 PM PST
I want to open kindle files and read them on pc...tpz files cant open help!

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 6:33:58 AM PST
I am having the same problem. I want to open two .tpz files. I transferred five books manually to my tablet and only two of them came in the .tpz format. These two won't sinc to my kindle app on my tablet.

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 7:57:24 AM PST
Dragi Raos says:
OK, from one of zillion previous similar threads:

Let's try to summarize how this Kindle content sharing works:

- Books you buy from Amazon have something called DRM (Digital Rights Protection) - a copy protection scheme. What that means in practice is that every book file is "keyed" to a particular Kindle device or program during download, and can be read only on that device.

- You *do* have right to read the book on many different Kindles, as long as they are registered to the *same* account (typically 6 at a time, but as much as you wish if you remove it from one of the first 6 devices before downloading to seventh etc). It's just that you cannot copy book files directly from one device to the other; you should download them from Amazon separately instead.

- When you buy a book, Amazon sends it to one device/program (the one from which it was bought, or, if bought from the Web, one that you choose from "Deliver to" drop down list). It also appears on page, and in "Archived items" on all other devices and programs that are registered to the same account. You download it to other devices from either of those places - "Archived Items" on the device (by simply opening it while connected wirelessly) or by choosing "Deliver to" from "Actions" on page.

- When you remove an Amazon book from your Kindle, it is merely removed from that particular device. It is still "archived" and can be re-downloaded at will, to the same or other device. However, if you delete a book from page, it is gone for good.

- If your Kindle doesn't have wireless connectivity for some reason, it is possible to download the book to PC (but specifying your Kindle as the final destination, for "keying" purposes) and then transfer it using USB. Details are nicely described here:

- All this holds for DRM-ed books bought from Amazon, Books from other sources can be copied directly from device to device, but they are *not* archived and don't appear on myk page - deleting it from device actually means deletionm and you should maintain your own archive.

.tpz is just another Amazon format, and those books are usually DRM-protected. As explained above, you should download them separately from Amazon for every program or device where you plan to read them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2013 7:34:58 PM PDT
OK, Have book on my Kindle, have also got it listed on Amazon under "managing my kindle" but when I try to download to "my kindle for PC" I get the message telling me to download again. I have tried the "deliver to my ..." option which allows me to send it to my pc app, and I have tried "download via usb", which only allows me to choose "my kindle", other devices being greyed out - so theoretically I can't download to the pc app. Which ever I choose, this .tpz book won't open. I have my own archive of all my kindle books, in case I have a problem with my kindle and need to restore a book, but can't access the internet. So far I have found I can copy books between pc and kindle and can usually read any book on both kindle and pc. The only time I get insoluble problems is with the .tpz format. I have at least two books I cannot open on the pc, although they are readable on kindle. One of these is instructional, but the photos are too small (don't resize with text resizing) and I need to read it on pc to see details. The basic advice you give is correct, but I can't find any solution to this .tpz format!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013 5:09:27 AM PDT
Charlie says:
Hopeful, be sure to delete the book from your PC before downloading it again. If you delete it, then redownload it from your Kindle for PC and it still doesn't open, then there is either a formatting problem with the book or you Kindle for PC has been corrupted.

If delete then redownload doesn't work, then the next step is to deregister you Kindle for PC program, and then reregister. The next step is to uninstall and reinstall the Kindle for PC.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 6:28:08 AM PST
Ymar Sakar says:
Tpz seems like an encrypted format. So I believe you have to go to your account and use the Deliver This function for the encryption to allow it through to your specific device. Which means registering your kindle or whatever on Amazon's account page.

Downloading it and opening it doesn't seem to work due to encryption locks to prevent unauthorized usage.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2013 7:08:41 AM PST
All Kindle formats are encrypted for most books. Unless you are almost exclusively downloading public domain or DRM-free books you should not be able to move them between a device and your PC at all. DRM-protected books from Amazon are encrypted to the specific device or app it is sent to and can't be opened with any other device or app, even on the same account.

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 3:17:26 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2013 3:40:20 PM PST
You have 7 days from the date of ourchase to return an ebook. Go to the manage your kindle page. Under the Actions bar there will be an option to return the book.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 1:08:35 PM PST
Visa says:
TPZ is just a lot of images, not text. I want scale text. I do not want to pay for TPZ. I'll wait for the pirated version
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