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WIM file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .wim file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .wim file?
  • What program do I need to open a .wim file?
  • How can the .wim file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .wim files to another format?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .wim?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .wim extension?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

Windows Imaging File

WIM file is a Windows Imaging File. The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is a file-based disk image format. It was developed by Microsoft to deploy its latest Windows operating system releases, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, which use it as part of their standard installation procedure.
Category: Disk Image files
Application: Microsoft ImageX
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
WIM aliases:
WIM related links:
WIM related extensions:
Windows Imaging Resource-only File

Splitted Windows Imaging File

Other types of files may also use the .wim file extension.

The .wim file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

wlm, aim, wm, wkm, wil, iwm, dim, wmi, win, sim, eim

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

CompW Bitmap
HP-UX Workload Manager Configuration
J Wavelet Image Codec Bitmap
CARE-S InfoWorks Simulation Parameters Data
Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Data
Working Model 2D Model
Windows Media File
WinImage List
Electric Image Model

Can't open a .wim 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:

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 .wim 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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