WIM to TAR - Convert archive online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
1. Click "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer. You can also click the dropdown button to choose online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox. The source archive format can be 7Z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, AR, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LZH, RAR, RPM, VDI, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.
3. Click "Convert Now!" button to start batch conversion. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
WIM vs TAR:
|Full name||Windows Imaging Format||Tape Archive|
|File extension||.wim .swm||.tar|
|Developed by||Microsoft||AT&T Bell Laboratories|
|Type of format||Disk image||File archiver|
|Introduction||The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is a file-based disk image format. It was developed by Microsoft to help deploy Windows Vista and subsequent versions of Windows operating system family, as well as Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs.||In computing, tar is a computer software utility for collecting many files into one archive file, often referred to as a tarball, for distribution or backup purposes. The archive data sets created by tar contain various file system parameters, such as time stamps, ownership, file access permissions, and directory organization.|
|Technical details||Like other disk image formats, a WIM file contains a set of files and associated filesystem metadata. However, unlike sector-based formats (such as ISO or VHD), WIM is file-based: The fundamental unit of information in a WIM is a file.||A tar archive file contains uncompressed byte streams of the files which it contains. To achieve archive compression, a variety of compression programs are available, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma, or compress, which compress the entire tar archive.|
|Associated programs||ImageX, 7-Zip.||TAR|
|Wikipedia||WIM on Wikipedia||TAR on Wikipedia|