IMG File Extension

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Macintosh Disk Image
  • Developer
    Apple
  • Popularity
    3.2 (8 votes)

What is IMG file?

Files with the IMG extension are disc images used in Mac OS. After generating the image, the structure of data is not changed, therefore they can be used to store data as an exact copy, so that they can be mounted in a virtual drive and read as an original disc. This may be a diskette image, an external hard drive image or CD/DVD image/

IMG files were standard disc image format in Mac OS 9 systems and its older versions. Along with deployment of the new version of the system – Mac OS X – IMG image files were substituted with the DMG format, however, IMG files still can be used in the new version of the system.

Converting IMG files

IMG format can be easily converted to other image file formats using dedicated software. In some cases it is takes only to manually change the IMG extension into, for instance - ISO. However, users should remember that not every program is able to interpret files after manual change of extension.

Programs that support IMG file

Conversion of a IMG file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the IMG extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of IMG file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from IMG extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to IMG file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the IMG file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the IMG file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the IMG file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the IMG file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the IMG file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the IMG file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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