IMF File Extension

IMF file icon
Id Music Format
  • Developer
    id Software
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4 (4 votes)

What is IMF file?

Full format name of files that use IMF extension is Id Music Format. Id Music Format format was developed by id Software. IMF files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. IMF file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 704 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Winamp software for managing IMF files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Winamp was created by Radionomy. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IMF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IMF file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support IMF files. IMF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IMF file

How to open file with IMF extension?

Problems with accessing IMF may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with IMF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Winamp

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IMF files is that no program that can handle IMF files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Winamp or one of the recommended programs (for example, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein, Blake Stone) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Winamp website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Winamp to the latest version

You still cannot access IMF files although Winamp 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 The reason that Winamp cannot handle files with IMF may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Winamp.

Step 3. Assign Winamp to IMF files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IMF files with latest version of Winamp you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IMF file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Winamp is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IMF files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IMF file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IMF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the IMF is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the IMF file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the IMF in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IMF file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. IMF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the IMF 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. It could happen the the download process of file with IMF extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Id Music Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Winamp

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with IMF 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 Id Music Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IMF files affecting older versions of given software.

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