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.WIM File Extension

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File TypeWindows Imaging Format File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryDisk Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File-based imaging format introduced with Windows Vista; allows a single disk image to be deployed to multiple computer platforms; files such as drivers, updates, and components can be managed within the file without booting the operating system image.

More Information

WIM images may contain multiple disk images that can be mounted as new volumes within Windows. They can also be made bootable, which means a computer can boot from the disk image.

Programs that open WIM files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft ImageX
WinMount International WinMount
7-Zip
PeaZip
ExtractNow
Updated 5/27/2015

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