ZIP to WIM - 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.
ZIP vs WIM:
|Full name||ZIP Archive||Windows Imaging Format|
|File extension||.zip, .zipx||.wim .swm|
|Developed by||Phil Katz, PKWARE, Inc.||Microsoft|
|Type of format||Data compression||Disk image|
|Introduction||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.||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.|
|Technical details||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.||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.|
|Associated programs||Microsoft Windows, WinZip, WinRAR, IZarc, Info-ZIP, 7-Zip, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver, DotNetZip.||ImageX, 7-Zip.|
|Wikipedia||ZIP on Wikipedia||WIM on Wikipedia|