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How to Unzip Linux IMG Files in Windows

Updated July 19, 2017

While browsing computer software download websites, you may come across an IMG file that you cannot open. Some CD burning software for Linux uses the IMG file format, which Windows is unable to read. Use Magic ISO Maker to unzip the files from a Linux IMG file.

Create a new folder on your desktop. Name it "Extracted IMG file."

Download and install Magic ISO Maker from the link in the Resources section of this article. Launch the program.

Use the folders on the left side of the Magic ISO Maker window to go to the "Extracted IMG file" folder that you created.

Click "File" at the top of the window, then click "Open." Browse to the IMG file and double click it. The contents of the disc image will be shown on the right side of the screen.

Click the icon with the green arrow on the top-right portion of the window. This will extract the contents of the IMG file into the "Extracted IMG file" folder.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet connection
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Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.