File Extension Library

.DIM File Extension

  • Developer by: Active@ Data Recovery Software
  • Category: Backup Files

What are .DIM files and how to open them?

Can't open .DIM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DIM file.

What is a .DIM file extension?

.DIM file extension is created by Active@ Data Recovery Software. .DIM has been classified as Backup Files.

.DIM is Active@ Raw Disk Image Backup File

Raw disk image backup created by Active@ Disk Image, a Windows backup and recovery program; stores a raw disk image, which includes configuration data that describes the disk or partition geometry.

When you create a raw disk image with Active@ you create an identical copy of every sector from a selected physical hard disk or logical partition, which includes all used and unused space. The DIM raw disk image is mainly used for future data recovery or backing up non-Windows operating systems.

You can create a raw image by selecting "Create Raw Image" under "Disk Operations" or "Tools" on the menu bar. Two files are created when you create a raw disk image. A DIM file containing the image description is created while another file is created to hold the data. This data file is named after the name of the raw disk image and has "001" appended on to its "dim" extension. If your raw disk image is named "DiskImage", the data file would be named DiskImage.dim.001. If more than one data file is needed, another file is created with "002" appended on to the extension.

List of all softwares that can open the Active@ Raw Disk Image Backup File
Active@ Data Recovery Active@ Disk Image
File Type 2 DIME File
Category: Encoded Files

Binary message format used for sending data over the Internet; can encapsulate one or more payloads of various types and sizes into a single message; contains payload length, payload type, and a payload identifier.

Web servers and mail servers that recognize DIME messages will translate the encapsulated file into the original attachment so it can be opened by the end user.

How to fix problems with .DIM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DIM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DIM file format
  2. You need to check the .DIM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)