Files with rom extension can be most often found as various ROM (read only memory) images, either for emulation purposes or for updating firmware / BIOS.

There is one other file type using
the ROM file extension!

rom icon.rom - Atari Jaguar Alpine Board/ROM image

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Software that open rom file

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ROM file extension - Read Only Memory image

What is rom file? How to open rom files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

Read only memory images often use rom file extension.

Such images are used to represent the native format of ROMs images (older computers or game consoles like ZX Spectrum, Commodore, Amiga, Sony Playstation, Classic Mac OS etc.) in various emulator software.

Occasionally, .rom files are also used in hardware or BIOS update utilities for firmware files, for example e.g. graphic cards (GPU-Z).

Updated: November 29, 2023

The default software associated to open rom file:

Basilisk II picture or screenshot

Basilisk II  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Christian Bauer

Basilisk II is 68k Macintosh series emulator that allows users to run 68k MacOS software. To run the emulator is still need a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image.

Help how to open:

You can use these files only in the appropriate emulator or firmware/bios update utility.

How to convert:

These files are typically not meant to be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .rom 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 rom file, edit rom file, convert rom file, view rom file, play rom 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting rom files.

Software that open rom file - Read Only Memory image

Programs supporting the exension rom on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Basilisk II for open rom file action.


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