IMG File Type

- The quick facts

What are IMG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IMG 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 an IMG file?

IMG files have multiple uses, and Disk Image is one of them.

Disk Image File

When an IMG file contains an image of a floppy disk/CD/DVD, the file can be used to play the disk media on your computer without the need for a physical copy of the disk, much like an ISO file. For example, an IMG file may allow you to play a gaming application on your computer without having the actual gaming disk in your DVD drive while you are playing.

How to open IMG files

We have identified 6 IMG openers that are compatible with this specific type of IMG file.

Programs that open Disk Image files

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Last updated: June 29, 2022

Bochs Disk Image

Bochs is a portable 32- and 64-bit IBM PC compatible emulator that can run MS-DOS, some Windows versions, Linux, and other operating systems on a wide range of platforms.

IMG opener for Windows

We have identified one IMG opener that is compatible with this specific type of IMG file.

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EFI Partition Image

EFI is short for Extensible Firmware Interface and is the system partition on hard drives and solid-state drives in computers using Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).

These particular partitions contain boot loaders and kernel images for all operating systems installed on the computer. When the computer starts, it loads the selected boot loader, which loads the associated operating system from its partition.

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

Microsoft Distribution Media Format Disk Image

Distribution Media Format is a unique floppy disk format that Microsoft used to distribute software. Using this unique format, they managed to squeeze 1680 kilobytes of data onto a 1440 kilobyte floppy disk. As a result, it reduced the number of discs required to distribute software, making copying the discs harder.

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

DOSIMG Disk Image

Disk dump created with the MS-DOS utility HD-Copy. The file contains a sector-based disk image that has been reduced in size using RLE-compression.

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

GEM Bitmap File

GEM is an image file format used in Digital Research's Graphics Environment Manager (GEM) for MS-DOS. It was used by GEM Paint and Ventura Publisher.

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

HDCopy Floppy Disk Image

HDCopy is a floppy disk cloning utility for MS-DOS. It uses a proprietary format to store an exact copy of the floppy disk content.

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

IBM Extended Density Format Disk Image

IBM invented the Extended Density Format (XDF) that allows storage of more data than normal on standard 3,5" and 5,25" floppy discs. The format is supported by PC DOS and OS/2 Warp and newer. Using this format, a 3,5" floppy disc can store 1860 kilobytes, and a 5,25" floppy disc can store 1540 kilobytes.

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

Img Software Set Bitmap File

Img Software Set is an image processing utility by Paul Raveling. It uses a native image format, which uses the IMG extension.

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

NeXT Disk Image

Contains an exact copy of a disk from a NeXT computer. NeXT was a computer company founded by Steve Jobs. It released its first NeXT computer in 1988 and was later acquired by Apple.

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

More file formats using the IMG extension

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

  • ADEX Bitmap File
  • Android System Image
  • ArtMaster88 Bitmap
  • Brother Word Processors Disk Image
  • Brother WP1a Disk Image
  • CopyTape Intermediate Data Format
  • Digital Research GEM VDI Bitmap
  • Disk Image File For DOS Disk Image
  • Floppy Diskette Copy (FDC) Disk Image
  • Garmin Map Data
  • Hi-MD Minidisc Disk Image
  • Linux Extended File System Image
  • Mediatek Android ROM Image
  • MIT CADR Lisp Machine Disk Image
  • Partclone Disk Partition Image
  • Partimage Disk Image
  • PCOS Bootable Disk Image
  • Poly Tape Image
  • QDOS QL Floppy Disk Image
  • QNX Volume Disk Image
  • RC579 PICCOLINE Disk Image
  • RC750 PICCOLINE Disk Image
  • ScreenBuilder Image
  • SGI Volume Image
  • Texas Instruments AR7-based Router Firmware
  • The Duplicator Toolkit Disk Image
  • Xerox Star Hard Disk Image

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
WinMount ApplicationWinMount ApplicationUser submitted
ExpressZipExpressZipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
Express RipExpress RipUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted

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