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.WIM File Extension

File TypeWindows Imaging Format File

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CategoryDisk Image Files


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

What is a WIM file?

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.

Open and view .WIM files with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open WIM files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft ImageX
WinMount International WinMount
Updated 5/27/2015

.WIM Extension Information

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