UIF File Extension

Have a problem opening a .UIF file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what UIF files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .UIF file type?

The filename extension .uif stands for the Universal Image Format (UIF) and denotes the UIF Disk Image (.uif) file type. UIF is a proprietary file format developed by MagicISO Inc. for their commercial CD/DVD image-creation and burning tool MagicISO (version 5.3 and later). UIF is suited for multi-session disks and supports data compression and security measures such as password protection and encryption.

A .uif file is a local copy of a CD/DVD disk saved in the UIF format. It is a large binary file thats holds the disk's data which may or may not be password-protected and/or encrypted. Thanks to compression, an UIF image takes up a smaller disk space than its ISO counterpart. As a private format, UIF is not directly supported by other CD/DVD authoring or image-manipulation software, requiring the use of MagicISO.

With MagicISO, compressed UIF images can be burnt onto optical media, directly mounted on a virtual drive, or converted into the standard ISO format. The UIF-to-ISO conversion can also be performed by third-party tools (e.g., UIF2ISO).

Software to open or convert UIF files

You can open UIF files with the following programs: 

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