How to Extract IMG File in Windows 10 Without External Software

If you have an IMG file, you can extract it directly in the Windows 10 File Explorer. Here are the exact steps you should follow to extract the IMG file in Windows 10.

Though not as popular as the ISO format, the IMG format is widely used to store a complete image of a disc. In general, the IMG format is heavily used to store and distribute software and applications. For example, the Microsoft Office image file will generally be in IMG format and not in ISO format. In addition to simple programs, the IMG format is also pretty popular when it comes to system and file backup. If necessary, you can even convert the IMG file to an ISO file too.

Since the IMG format is not as popular as the ISO format, some programs might not recognize or support it. In those cases, you have to manually extract the IMG file to File Explorer and then proceed with your work. Thankfully, Windows 10 makes it quite easy to extract an IMG file.

In this simple how-to guide, let me show you the steps to extract an IMG file to a folder in File Explorer in Windows 10.

Extract IMG File in File Explorer

You can extract any IMG file directly in the File Explorer itself. There is no need to use any third-party software.

  1. First, locate the IMG file.
  2. Right-click on the IMG file.
  3. Select the “Mount” option from the context menu.
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  4. This action will mount the IMG file as a separate drive. You will find it on the File Explorer’s main screen.
  5. Open the newly mounted drive.  You can do that by double-clicking on it.
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  6. Select all the files and copy them with the “Ctrl + C” shortcut.
  7. Go to the folder of your choice and press “Ctrl + V” to paste them.

That is all. As soon as you press the shortcut, files will be copied to that folder. Once the copy process is done, you are finished with extracting the IMG file in Windows 10.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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