There are 8 other file types using
the IMG file extension!

img icon.img - CloneCD disk image [common]

img icon.img - Floppy Image image [common]

empty icon.img - Grand Theft Auto game archive file

empty icon.img - Disk Copy, ShrinkWrap disk image file

empty icon.img - Garmin basemap file

empty icon.img - ZX Spectrum emulator disk image file

empty icon.img - Bitmap picture

img icon.img - Google Android boot image

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IMG file - QEMU Qcow disk image file

What is img file? How to open img files?

The IMG file extension is associated with the QEMU processor emulator that is able to emulate x86, x86-64, ARM, ETRAX CRIS, MIPS and other platforms. The .img file contains disk image used by QEMU.

The default software associated to img file type:

Qemu Manager picture or screenshot

Qemu Manager  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
David T Reynolds

Qemu Manager, is an easy to use management tool for the QEMU emulator.  It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines.

QEMU icon

QEMU  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Fabrice Bellard

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.

Help how to open:

Use QEMU to open .img disk image files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .img file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .img file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open img file, edit img file, convert img file, view img file, play img file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting img files.

  • Backup img file
  • Others img file

Software that backup img file - QEMU Qcow disk image file

Programs supporting the exension img on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for backup img file action.

Microsoft Windows:


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