How to Open UIF File. Have you recently uploaded a UIF file and now want to mount it to view the contents? The UIF file is actually a MagicISO CD / DVD image file. The file can contain documents, photos, videos, etc. To view the content, you must first mount the UIF image file.
There are many formats for creating image files on CD / DVD, but UIF is used as it provides better encryption and better compression. The most common image format is ISO.
Instead of trying to mount the UIF directly, your best bet is to convert the UIF image to an ISO image and then mount the ISO image. In this article, I will walk you through the different steps.
Since MagicISO is the program that creates these UIF files, we can use it to decompress and convert UIF to ISO Unfortunately MagicISO is not free, but you can still use the trial version to decompress UIF files up to 300MB in size. First download the software, launch it, and then click “Tools” and “Unzip UIF Image”.
Select the source file and by default the output ISO file will be created in the same directory. Click the Unzip button and in a short time you will have an ISO file.
If your file size is over 300MB, then instead of spending money to buy MagicISO, you can use a free third party utility to perform the conversion.
UIF to ISO is a very simple free program that only converts UIF images to ISO images. Run the program and click the “Open” button to select the UIF file.
By default, the program will save the ISO to the same directory. Click the “Convert” button and your file will be converted. It is so simple! Now let’s talk about mounting an ISO image on Windows.
Upload an ISO image
Mounting an ISO image is also a fairly straightforward process. Depending on which version of Windows you have installed, you may not even need to install additional software
For example, in Windows 8, you can mount an ISO image simply by right-clicking the file or clicking the Mount button in File Explorer.
If you are using Windows 7 or earlier, you need to download the free utility to mount ISO images. Read my previous post on creating, mounting and burning ISO image files to mount an ISO file. In this post, I mentioned the Virtual Clone Drive tool, which in my opinion is the best for mounting ISO images.
However, there are other good programs as well. There is another free MagicISO program called MagicDisc This program supports a wide variety of CD / DVD image formats, including BIN, CIF, NRG, IMG, VCD, C2D, PDI and many more.
To mount an image using MagicDisc, install it and then right-click the icon in the taskbar. Expand Virtual CD / DVD-ROM, select X: No Media and then select Mount. By default, there is only one disk installed, but you can connect up to 15 virtual disks at a time if you want.
Find the unzipped ISO file on your computer and click “Open”! You should now be able to go to My Computer and view the CD or DVD just like on a regular Windows drive.
In addition to connecting images, the program also allows you to create image files, compress them to UIF format and unpack from UIF to ISO
Another added benefit of MagicDisc is that because it was created by the MagicISO team, it also supports mounting UIF images. So instead of worrying about converting the UIF file first, you can simply download and install MagicDisc, and then mount the UIF image directly to read the content. If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Enjoy!
How to Open UIF File