Opening UIF files

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

What is an UIF file?

UIF stands for Universal Image Format. UIF files are compressed image files that are used for CD and DVD disc backups. These backups can contain any type of computer data including document files, pictures, movies, audio files and more. If a user creates a UIF file and the information on a disc or drive becomes corrupt, the UIF file can be used to restore the information.

The UIF file format allows for password protection of a user's computer data, data encryption and checksum values. UIF files are commonly created by the MagicISO software application. MagicISO can only be run on Windows operating systems.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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