IMAGE File Extension

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Apple Disk Image

What is IMAGE file?

IMAGE is a file extension commonly associated with Apple Disk Image files. IMAGE files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS. Files with IMAGE extension are categorized as Disk Image Files files. The Disk Image Files subset comprises 195 various file formats. Apple Disk Utility supports IMAGE files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Apple, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theApple Disk Utility software, but also about IMAGE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support IMAGE file extension

The following listing features IMAGE-compatible programs. Files with IMAGE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support IMAGE file

How to open file with IMAGE extension?

Being unable to open files with IMAGE extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Apple Disk Image files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Apple Disk Utility

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IMAGE files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Apple Disk Utility or one of the recommended programs (for example, Disk Copy, ShrinkWrap) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Apple Disk Utility installed is by going to developer’s website (Apple, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Apple Disk Utility

You still cannot access IMAGE files although Apple Disk Utility is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Apple Disk Utility cannot handle files with IMAGE may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Apple Disk Utility is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Apple Disk Utility to IMAGE files

If you have the latest version of Apple Disk Utility installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IMAGE on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the IMAGE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Apple Disk Utility is installed, check the Always use this app to open IMAGE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IMAGE file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IMAGE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IMAGE for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IMAGE file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the IMAGE file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the IMAGE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the IMAGE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the IMAGE file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the IMAGE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the IMAGE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Apple Disk Utility

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with IMAGE extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Apple Disk Image file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IMAGE files.

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