UIF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an UIF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open UIF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension UIF for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension UIF

While we know of one file format using the .UIF 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 .UIF file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of UIF files. Remember, different programs may use UIF 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
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
gBurnergBurnerUser submitted
UltraISO PremiumUltraISO PremiumUser submitted
WinArchiverWinArchiverUser submitted
Magic ISO MakerMagic ISO MakerUser submitted
VideoPad Video EditorVideoPad Video EditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with UIF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with UIF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!