How to open ROM files

Did your computer fail to open a ROM file? We explain what ROM files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a ROM file?

ROM stands for Read Only Memory Image. Files with the .rom file extension are used by computer hardware to update the data that is stored on the computer systems. Common uses for ROM files include the updates of computer BIOS and computer video cards.

ROM files are also used by many gaming device emulators so that computer users can play their favorite video games on their computers rather than on the actual video game system console. These files contain an exact copy of the game that was contained on the original gaming cartridge, allowing users to play the game without having access to the actual game system or game cartridge itself.

ROM file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with ROM-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!