How to open IMG file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

IMG files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing IMG file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with IMG extension. However, it should be remembered that IMG file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Macintosh Disk Image but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning IMG files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with IMG extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Macintosh Disk Image

    .img file extension

    Category: Disk Image (ISO) Files

    OS Software
    MAC OS Apple Disk Utility Apple Disk Utility
    Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Roxio Toast 10 Titanium
    Apple Disk Copy (Mac OS Classic) Apple Disk Copy (Mac OS Classic)
    Aladdin ShrinkWrap (Mac OS Classic) Aladdin ShrinkWrap (Mac OS Classic)
  • ERDAS IMAGINE Image Format

    .img file extension

    Category: GPS&GIS Files

  • CloneCD Image Format

    .img file extension

    Category: Disk Image (ISO) Files

  • Garmin Basemap Format

    .img file extension

    Category: GPS&GIS Files

    OS Software
    Windows Garmin Mobile PC Garmin Mobile PC
    cGPSmapper cGPSmapper
    MapUpload MapUpload
    GPS Map Manager GPS Map Manager
    MapSetToolKit MapSetToolKit
    Sendmap Sendmap
    Linux cGPSmapper cGPSmapper
  • GEM Image

    .img file extension

    Category: Graphic Files

    OS Software
    Windows Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5
    Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
    GEM Paint GEM Paint
    Corel Ventura 10 Publisher Corel Ventura 10 Publisher
    Corel WordPerfect Office X5 Corel WordPerfect Office X5
    MAC OS Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Floppy Image Image Format

    .img file extension

    Category: Disk Image (ISO) Files

    OS Software
    Windows RawWrite RawWrite
    DiskCopy DiskCopy
    Linux RawWrite RawWrite

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from IMG files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning IMG extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning IMG extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the IMG file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports IMG file extension
  • IMG file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with IMG files


If IMG file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a IMG file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open IMG file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing IMG in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit IMG format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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