IMZ File Extension

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WinImage Compressed Disk Image

What is IMZ file?

IMZ is a file extension commonly associated with WinImage Compressed Disk Image files. WinImage Compressed Disk Image format was developed by Gilles Vollant. IMZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IMZ file format, along with 195 other file formats, belongs to the Disk Image Files category. The most popular program for handling IMZ files is WinImage, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. WinImage software was developed by Gilles Vollant Software, and on its official website you may find more information about IMZ files or the WinImage software program.

Programs which support IMZ file extension

The following listing features IMZ-compatible programs. IMZ files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IMZ file

How to open file with IMZ extension?

Problems with accessing IMZ may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with IMZ files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IMZ files.

Step 1. Get the WinImage

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IMZ files is that no program that can handle IMZ files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select WinImage or one of the recommended programs (for example, Floppy Image) 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 WinImage website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update WinImage to the latest version

You still cannot access IMZ files although WinImage 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 The reason that WinImage cannot handle files with IMZ may be that the software is outdated.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 WinImage.

Step 3. Associate WinImage Compressed Disk Image files with WinImage

If you have the latest version of WinImage installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IMZ 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IMZ file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where WinImage is installed, check the Always use this app to open IMZ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IMZ file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IMZ extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IMZ for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IMZ file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the IMZ file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the IMZ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the IMZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with IMZ extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic IMZ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with IMZ 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run WinImage

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IMZ files. Close all running programs and try opening the IMZ file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with WinImage Compressed Disk Image file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IMZ files affecting older versions of given software.

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