BIF File Type

- The quick facts

What are BIF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BIF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BIF file?

BIF files have multiple uses, and Boot Information is one of them.

Boot Information File

Files with the .bif extension contain boot information files. These files are used to boot computers from a bootable CD or DVD. These files are commonly created by the MagicISO and UltraISO disc authoring applications.

How to open BIF files

We have identified 3 BIF openers that are compatible with this specific type of BIF file.

Programs that open Boot Information files


Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .BIF

While Boot Information File is a popular type of BIF-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .BIF extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

BIF Bitmap Info File

These files are part of the Binary Information Files format and to a corresponding .raw file with the actual image data.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BIF openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the BIF extension

Through our research of BIF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • ByLight Image Format Bitmap File
  • Infinity Engine Archive File
  • Roku Base Index Frames Container File
  • TomTom Data File

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BIF files. Remember, different programs may use BIF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinArchiverWinArchiverUser submitted
geoviewergeoviewerUser submitted
MicroGDSMicroGDSUser submitted
TruTops GeoViewerTruTops GeoViewerUser submitted
UltraISO PortableUltraISO PortableUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Bunkspeed ShotBunkspeed ShotUser submitted
MasterClips MediaPaq BrowserMasterClips MediaPaq BrowserUser submitted

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