A wim file extension is related to the Windows Imaging Format (archive format) used for installation of Microsoft Windows operating system.
There is one other file type using
the WIM file extension!
.wim - WAP Wireless identity module file
Software that works with wim file extension
WIM file extension - Windows Imaging Format archive
What is wim file? How to open wim files?
The wim file extension is used for Windows Image 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.
Features of WIM
- WIM is hardware-agnostic, meaning that you need only one image to address many different hardware configurations.
- WIM lets you store multiple images within one actual file.
- WIM enables compression and single instancing.
- WIM allows you to service an image offline.
- WIM lets you install a disk image on partitions of any size.
- Windows Vista provides an API for the WIM image format called WIMGAPI that developers can use to work with WIM image files.
- WIM allows for non-destructive deployment.
The default software associated to wim file type:
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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.
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Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.
List of software applications associated to the .wim file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open wim file, edit wim file, convert wim file, view wim file, play wim 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting wim files.
- Open wim file
- Edit wim file
- Create wim file
- Extract wim file