Files with swm extension are related to the Windows Imaging Format and used for its split archive files (some kind of disk image file format). Windows Imaging Format is supported by Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

There are 2 other file types using
the SWM file extension!

empty icon.swm - Supportworks ESP message

empty icon.swm - Vim swap data

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Software that open swm file

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SWM file extension - Windows Imaging Format split archive

What is swm file? How to open swm files?

File extension swm is associated with the Windows Imaging Format.

The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is a file-based disk image format. It was developed by Microsoft to deploy its latest Windows operating system releases, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, which use it as part of their standard installation procedure.

By default, swm backup files are called:

backup.swm, backup1.swm, backup2.swm, etc.

Updated: August 10, 2022

The default software associated to open swm file:

ImageX picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logoImageX  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

ImageX is a command-line tool that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and corporations to capture, to modify, and to apply file-based disk images for rapid deployment.

Help how to open:

Use Windows features to open *.swm split archives.

How to convert:

The easiest way how to convert *.swm archive is to decompress the swm archive with the use of compatible tools and repack the content with another compression utility of your choice.

List of software applications associated to the .swm 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 swm file, edit swm file, convert swm file, view swm file, play swm 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 swm files.

Software that open swm file - Windows Imaging Format split archive

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with swm file by default:
Other suggested software:
PeaZip small icon PeaZip
Microsoft Windows Server small icon Microsoft Windows Server

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