.IMG File Extension

File Type:
Macintosh Disk Image

Having trouble opening .img extension? Don't panic! This page explains what img files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open img files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a IMG file?

Img file extension has Macintosh Disk Image file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "disk image files" category.

Commonly applied when mounting a file system, the disk image may be mounted either as a disk drive, or an optical disc. It is located on the hard drive.

The newer .DMG format has replaced the IMG format. However, IMG files are still supported by Mac OS X.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

img file icon
File Type:
Macintosh Disk Image
Disk Image Files

How to open IMG file?

Double click the img file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .img extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the img extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the img file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open IMG files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple Disk Utility Apple Disk Utility
    • Roxio Toast 15 Roxio Toast 15

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the img file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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