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Free WIM software: WIM files creator, opener, extractor

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Work with WIM files, compress / create, open, extract

Manage WIM files with PeaZip

PeaZip free wim archiver utility offers full read / write support (creator, opener and extractor) for Microsoft Windows Imaging Format, identified by .wim extension, and .swm for split WIM files, employed on modern Windows systems to replace CAB installer / packaging format.

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Create WIM files

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To create a wim file from system's file explorer

  • Use context menu entry PeaZip > Add to archive for archive creation screen, allowing to set output destination, and other options. Select WIM from archive format combobox in output options area.

To create a wim file from PeaZip (faster)

  • Select files and folders, and use Add button (or Add context menu entry) for archive creation screen

  • Drag and drop files / folders from the system to a PeaZip instance; if browsing an existing archive, you will be asked to add files to the archive or to create a new one

Read more about how to create archive files

Update existing WIM archives

Easiest way to update existing WIM archive is opening it in PeaZip and dragging files/folders to it, which will automatically activate update mode.
To remove (delete) data from the archive, select items and press cancel or "Delete from archive" button. Deleted items will not be recoverable from recycle bin.

How to convert WIM files

Integrated file conversion tool extracts any read supported format (including iso, udf, dmg, vmdk, vdi, wim...) and then re-pack it into any write-supported format (7z, arc, pea, tar, wim, zip...), optionally keeping or discarding original archives.

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Open WIM files

To open a wim file and view disk image's content, open it in PeaZip with double click (if file extension is associated with the application), or using system context menu Open as archive entry, which attempt to read any user provided file type regardless file associations.
Read more about how to open and brose archive files

Extract WIM files

To extract wim files from the system

  • Use context menu entry "Extract..." for full extraction screen GUI where to set output path and other options

  • Select one or more archives and use context menu entry Extract here or Extract here (to new folder) for quick extraction with no further confirmation

To extract wim files within PeaZip utility

  • Extract button shows archive extraction screen all options (set output path, open output path after extraction, keep or delete original archives, etc) and can send to extraction selected items only

  • Extract all to... button activate a simplified dialog only asking for wim de-compression output path

  • Simply drag & drop to extract "unzip" desired objects from the application to the system (easiest way to extract data from a wim disk image file)

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How to open and edit files inside WIM archives
Doubleclick on a file inside the disk image to open it in preview mode, i.e. to inspect its content before extraction.
Read more about how to extract / unpack archive files, and how to extract selected files form archives

Work with encrypted disk images

WIM format does not support encryption, but you may find WIM containers encrypted in other ways, i.e. being added to an encrypted zip or 7z file.
To work with a password protected file image, you can add a password clicking on locker icon on PeaZip status bar.

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Synopsis: How to create, convert, open, extract WIM disk images. Work with PeaZip free WIM files opener, extractor utility. De-compress, unzip Microsoft Windows Imaging format. Add files and folders to wim archive. Convert wim to other formats like 7z, zip etc. Extract selected content from wim archive.

Topics: manage Microsoft WIM files, create WIM images, open and extract WIM files, update or convert existing WIM images

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manage wim files as archivesWORK WITH SUPPORTED FILE TYPES

Create, open, extract 7Z files

Open and extract ACE files

Create, open, extract ARC files

Create, open, extract Brotli files

Compress, decompress Bzip2 files

Open and extract CAB files

Compress, decompress GZip files

Open and extract DMG, ISO, UDF disk images

Create, open, extract PAQ, LPAQ, ZPAQ files

PEA: Pack Encrypt Authenticate

Open and extract RAR files

Create, open, extract TAR, TGZ, TBZ files

Create, open, extract WIM disk images

Create, open, extract ZIP files

Create, open, extract ZIPX files

Create, open, extract Zstandard files

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