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What is a IMG file extension?

Image (IMG) files are used to store a complete image of a disc. This format is commonly used to distribute programs, such as operating systems and applications or games. IMG files are useful for making a backup copy of software program discs in case your originals are lost or damaged. You can also set up your IMG files to act like a virtual CD or DVD on your computer (also known as mounting) and run your software directly system, which is particularly useful if your computer does not have a DVD drive. You can open IMG using WinZip; just follow the steps below.

Winzip IMG extractor

How to open IMG files

  1. Save the .img file to the desktop. If your compressed file was downloaded from a website, it may be saved in the Downloads folder in your Documents or user directory.
  2. Launch WinZip from your start menu or Desktop shortcut. Open the compressed file by clicking File > Open. If your system has the compressed file extension associated with WinZip program, just double-click on the file.
  3. Select all the files and folders inside the compressed file. Or multi-select only the files or folders you want to open by holding the CTRL key and left-clicking on them.
  4. Click 1-click Unzip and choose Unzip to PC or Cloud in the WinZip toolbar under the Unzip/Share tab.
  5. Choose the destination folder to place the extracting files and click "Unzip" button.
  6. Find your extracted files in the destination folder.

Open IMG files on Windows or Mac

  • WinZip 22
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • WinZip Mac 6
  • Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10
  • Intel 64-bit processor
  • Supports Apple Retina Displays

WinZip opens and extracts IMG Compressed Archive Files—and many more formats

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