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Opening WIM files

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

What is a WIM file?

WIM stands for Windows Imaging Format. Files that have the .wim file extension contain disk images that can be mounted within the Windows operating system. These files allow a user to use the disk image on multiple computer platforms. WIM files are very similar to other disk image formats, but this file format is file-based and not and not sector-based like most disk image formats.

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista both use the WIM file format as a part of their installation process. The WIM file format was actually developed by Microsoft in order to deploy the Windows operating environment.

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About File Extension WIM

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