Details of the .efi file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .efi file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .efi file?
- What program do I need to open a .efi file?
- How can the .efi file be opened, edited or printed?
- Where can I find the specifications for .efi?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .efi extension?
- How can I convert .efi files to another format?
- What are other, similar filename extensions to .efi?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
Extensible Firmware Interface
EFI file is an Extensible Firmware Interface. The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. UEFI is meant to replace the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware interface.
Other types of files may also use the .efi file extension.
The .efi file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .efi file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .efi file association, check the FAQ.
Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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