Convert archive files online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
1. Click "Choose File" button to select a file 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 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.
Compare WIM with ZIP:
|Full name||Windows Imaging Format||ZIP Archive|
|File extension||.wim .swm||.zip, .zipx|
|Developed by||Microsoft||Phil Katz, PKWARE, Inc.|
|Type of format||Disk image||Data compression|
|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.||ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A .ZIP file may contain one or more files or directories that may have been compressed. The .ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms, though DEFLATE is the most common.|
|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.||ZIP files are archives that store multiple files. .ZIP allows contained files to be compressed using many different methods, as well as simply storing a file without compressing it. Each file is stored separately, allowing different files in the same archive to be compressed using different methods.|
|Associated programs||ImageX, 7-Zip.||Microsoft Windows, WinZip, WinRAR, IZarc, Info-ZIP, 7-Zip, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver, DotNetZip.|
|Wiki||WIM on Wikipedia||ZIP on Wikipedia|