GI File Type

- The quick facts

What are GI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GI 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 GI file?

Files with the .gi extension are most commonly associated with disk image files. These files are created by a variety of disk creation software applications. The GI files often contain duplicate copies of CDs or DVDs. They can also contain a backup of the information stored on a user's hard drive. Disk creation applications that commonly use the GI file format include Sony CD Extreme, Sonic RecordNow!, and UltraISO.

How to open GI files

Important: Different programs may use files with the GI file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GI file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: August 7, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension GI

While we know of one file format using the .GI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GI file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

PowerISOPowerISOUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
Roxio CreatorRoxio CreatorUser submitted
RecordNowRecordNowUser submitted
RecordNow DataRecordNow DataUser submitted
DigitalMedia HomeDigitalMedia HomeUser submitted
DigitalMedia DataDigitalMedia DataUser submitted
UltraISO PremiumUltraISO PremiumUser submitted
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