There are 9 other file types using
the RAW file extension!
.raw - Digital camera photo RAW image format [common]
.raw - RAW audio format
.raw - Nimbus 7 data file
.raw - Sentry 2020 encryption file
.raw - ZX Spectrum memory dump file
.raw - HP V41 program file
.raw - ISIS RAW file format file
.raw - Adobe Photoshop RAW file
.raw - XL-Paint MAX picture image
RAW file extension - RAW disk image
What is raw file? How to open raw files?
File type specification:
The raw file extension is also related to one of the less common disk image formats supported for example by VirtualBox software from Oracle.
The raw disk image stores captured data from floppy disks, hard drives, or optical disks without any procession, customization, or compression only sector by sector binary copy depend on file system.
The raw disk image is able to contain multiple tracks, audio, video, data tracks.
However, typically *.raw files are either pictures (photos taken by digital cameras in their raw data format) or audio files ripped from disks, not disk images.
Some CD/DVD burning applications may not support *.raw CD/DVD images, but renaming it to ISO can make it recognizable for the software.
The default software associated to raw file type:
Company or developer:
VirtualBox is popular open-source multi-platform free x86 virtualization software package. VirtualBox supports virtualization of many operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, OpenBSD etc.
VirtualBox has own specific virtual container format called Virtual Disk Image (VDI), where it stores virtual machine. VirtualBox also supports containers from other applications, such as WMvare and Microsoft Virtual PC.
Company or developer:
QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performances.
List of software applications associated to the .raw file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open raw file, edit raw file, convert raw file, view raw file, play raw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the raw files.
- Open raw file
- Import raw file
- Export raw file
- Burn raw file
Software that open raw file - RAW disk image
Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open raw file action.