SWM File Extension

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Split Windows Imaging Format Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
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    3.5 (8 votes)

What is SWM file?

SWM file format is used by ImageX command-line program and is cloesly related to Windows Imaging Format (WIM) files native to Microsoft Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) software. SWM files contain fragments of disk image file created as a result of splitting WIM into smaller parts.

In-depth/Detailed information on/about SWM file format

WIM format was developed by Microsoft for new Windows operating systems, such as Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. SWM format is used when a larger WIM file (DVD) is split into smaller files (CD) – each part is assigned the SWM extension. Each SWM file retains the filename of the original WIM file with added numerical index.? Reverse process, that is (re)creating single.original WIM image file from SWM file parts, is also possible and requires use of Ximage program.

SWM files location

SWM files are by default stored in ‘sources’ directory of each optical disc.

Programs that support SWM file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the SWM 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 SWM file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the SWM 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 SWM 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 SWM 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 SWM file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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