The File Extensions Database

.BWI File Extension

  • Developer by: VSO Software
  • Category: Disk Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BWI file?

.BWI is BlindWrite CD/DVD Disc Image

Disc image originally created by BlindWrite and now also supported by other disc imaging applications; stores a copy of a CD or DVD disc; design for creating game disc backups.

You may come across a BWI file if a BlindWrite user attempts to share a backup of a game, CD, or DVD. If you need to open it there are a variety of programs for Windows that support the format, including Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools. You can also convert the BWI format to a more common format, such as .ISO, with UltraISO. This is especially helpful if the BWI file needs to be opened by macOS user (there are no macOS applications that support the format).

BWI files were replaced with .B5I files when version 5 of BlindWrite was released. B5I files were then replaced by .B6I files with the release of BlindWrite 6.

Programs that open BlindWrite CD/DVD Disc Image
VSO Software BlindWrite
H+H Software Virtual CD
DT Soft DAEMON Tools
EZB Systems UltraISO

How to solve problems with BWI files

  • Associate the BWI file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BWI file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BWI files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BWI file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BWI is BlindWrite CD/DVD Disc Image. Because only the current version supports the latest BWI file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the VSO Software manufacturer website after an available .BWI is BlindWrite CD/DVD Disc Image update.
  • To make sure that your BWI file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.